APR Networking for School Psychologists: Data-Based Decision Making


Session Dates

Friday September 30, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM - Webinar

From low-stakes to high-stakes decisions, school psychologists consider data to drive all decision making to meet the needs of students. Decisions such as selection of academic interventions, monitoring progress and response to intervention, as well as child find obligations through evaluations, fall in this continuum of decision making school psychologists are faced with on a daily basis.

In this networking session specifically designed for school psychologists, participants will have the opportunity to interact with a group of panelists including practitioners, technical assistance providers, and school psychology faculty. Panelists will share best practice tips, resources, and practical experiences with regard to data-based decision making. Best practices in data-based decision making including intervention matching, progress monitoring, and using data to inform high stakes decisions will be highlighted. Participants will then engage in discussion around a specific aspect of data-based decision making relevant to their practice with panelists and facilitators in break out rooms.


As a result of participating in this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe essential best practices in academic intervention matching based upon data
  • Describe best practices in monitoring response to intervention and high-stakes decision making (i.e., Child Find) based upon data
  • Discuss perspectives, ideas, and best practices in data-based decision making with colleagues as a means to enhance current practices

Target Audience

School psychologists, Supervisors of psychological services

Topics Covered: School Psychology

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Tina Rife at trife@pattan.net

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Dr. Caitlin Bennyhoff, Dr. Joseph F. Kovaleski, Dr. Brian Linaburg, Dr. Angela McMasters

Event Contact:


Tina Rife

Content Contact:

Erica Kaurudar