DON’T TEST ME! Taking an Ecological Approach to the Psychoeducational Assessment of Racially and Ethnically Diverse Students

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In this presentation, Geremy Grant, PhD reviews a variety of psychosocial factors (e.g., stereotype threat, microaggressions) that have been found to impact the functioning of racially and ethnically minoritized (REM) students. Additionally, participants will learn ways to address several pitfalls that can impact their effectiveness as evaluators when working with REM students. Considerations and resources regarding culturally responsive interviewing also are discussed. Lastly, participants will be exposed to how and why they might consider applying an ecological perspective to the psychoeducational assessment of REM students. Released in July of 2023, this individual webinar can be purchased for $25 (scroll down to purchase). The content in this webinar is intertwined with Domains 1, 2, and 8 of the NASP Practice Model.’s recorded webinars are non-refundable. Attendees who complete this 1.5 hour webinar will receive 1.5 NASP-Approved CPD credit.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

1. Describe Common Issues in Psychoeducational Assessment

2. List Psychosocial Variables of Interest When Working with Racially & Ethnically Diverse Students

3. Explain the Utility of Taking an Ecological Approach to Psychoeducational Assessment


Geremy Grant is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology at Alfred University and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Geremy also serves as an independent consultant for Riverside Insights, and as a neuropsychometrician in a private practice. Geremy has a Doctorate in School Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. His research interests center on the recruitment and retention of racially and ethnically minoritized (REM) school psychologists, implications of race and ethnicity in psychoeducational assessment, factors influencing the academic underachievement of REM students, and the risk and protective factors for the mental health of REM students.

Attendee Feedback:

“This presentation was incredibly interesting! There were scales that I have never even heard of that I am going to continue to do research on and see if I can bring them back to my school! I loved how the presenter used specific examples of the do’s and don’ts so that we can add the correct language to our toolbelt! This was a great presentation!” -Emma

“The presenter and presentation was clear and concise with information shared. This was an extremely informative training that is applicable to my career.” – Stephanie

“I thought the presentation really provided a very comprehensive, in depth view of the various factors that can impact students who are being evaluated for disabilities.” -Rebecca

“I think the presenter shared the information in nonjudgmental way. Lots of practical tips for school psychologists and educators.” – Catherine

“Wealth of knowledge and well-structured format” -Kate

“I appreciated the discussion about measures that can be used in daily practice. Thank you!” -Karen

“The webinar was informative and not boring.” – Cynthia

“Very strong presenter.” – Kristi

“The presentation was very informative and informationally dense, while being concise and avoiding unnecessary fluff.” -Chandra

“We have recently had many MLL students enter our public high school and this presentation was both timely and helpful in considering my practice.” -Gayle

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