General announcements

SPED Disability Eligibility Standards Update

Below is a reprint from the TN DOE School Psychologists Update (5/25/2017):

The State Board of Education has approved the revised disability standards (i.e., the required evaluation procedures and evaluation participants). The changes will be effective on July 1, 2017. Guidance documents on evaluation procedures and trainings are forthcoming. For those unable to attend trainings in person, there will be a recorded webinar posted reviewing proposed changes.

NCSP Renewal Changes (applies to NCSP awarded on or after Jan. 1, 2016)

The following is reprinted from an email received from Barbara Bole Williams, PhD, NCSP who is the Chair of the National School Psychology Certification Board:

Beginning January 1, 2016, all newly accepted recipients of the NCSP credential must demonstrate one academic year of professional support/mentorship prior to their first NCSP renewal only (three years after being awarded the credential).

Advocacy - Every Student Succeeds Act

Link to the NASP webpage: ESSA Implementation Resources:

To read more about the ESSA, please visit the Federal Register link at:


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