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This article addresses one of the most contentious issues for school psychologists during the pandemic: how to ethically conduct valid psychoeducational assessments without placing anyone’s health at risk. The special topic section remains open for submission, so please continue to submit articles that feature adaptations and new directions for the field as related to COVID-19.
Stifel, S. W. F., Feinberg, D., Zhang, Y., Chan, M., & Wagle, R. (2020). Assessment during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Ethical, legal, and safety considerations for moving forward. School Psychology Review. 10.1080/2372966x.2020.1844549
The COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent social distancing measures have imposed numerous challenges on school psychologists balancing public health and students’ right to a free and appropriate education. This article addresses one of the most contentious issues for school psychologists during the pandemic: how to ethically conduct valid psychoeducational assessments without placing anyone’s health at risk. Legal guidance and regulations pertaining to special education evaluations during the pandemic are first delineated, followed by a discussion of the feasibility of tele-assessment from ethical, legal, and implementational perspectives. Lastly, based on the epidemiological knowledge of COVID-19 transmission and practices implemented in other countries, a protocol for special education assessment is introduced that aims at assisting school psychologists to conduct necessary assessments in face of the ongoing pandemic.
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