Quality Indicators

Penn State alumni rate the quality of their preparation very highly.

Penn State doctoral alumni were surveyed and asked to rate their preparation in comparison to other school psychologists. By date of degree, the responses were:

Response

2009-2014

2002-2008

1995-2001

Better prepared

95%

90%

92%

Equivalent preparation

5%

10%

8%

Less well prepared

0%

0%

0%

 

Penn State interns rate the quality of their preparation very highly.

During the past four years students who completed their internship were asked, "How well did classes and practica at Penn State prepare you for school psychology practice?" Responses were provided using a 5-point scale, ranging from 1 (Poor) to 5 (Very Good). All 21 interns chose Very Good or Good. Their mean response was 4.76 with a median of 5.0.

Field-based supervisors rate the preparation of Penn State interns very highly.

At the completion of the internship, field supervisors of Penn State interns were asked, "How would you rate this student's University preparation in school psychology?" Responses were on a 5-point scale, ranging from 1 (Poor) to 5 (Very Good). For 20 field supervisors, the mean rating was 4.90 and the median was 5.0.

Recent Penn State pre-doctoral interns have been placed at the following sites. 

  • Academy School District 20, CO
  • Alexandria City Public Schools, VA
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD
  • Bald Eagle Area School District, PA
  • Broward County Public Schools, FL
  • CORA Services, PA
  • Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
  • Highlands School District, PA
  • Indian River School District, FL
  • Juniata County School District, PA
  • Loudoun County Public Schools, VA
  • Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
  • North Clackamas School District, OR
  • Sara Reed Children's Center, PA
  • State College Area School District, PA
  • Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, PA
  • Tuscarora Intermediate Unit #11, PA
  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA
  •  Alexandria City Public Schools, VA
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD
  • Antonia Pantoja Charter School, PA
  • Bristol Borough School District, PA
  • Bucks County Intermediate Unit, PA
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA
  • Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness, Penn State University, PA
  • Council Rock School District, PA
  • Erickson Institute, IL
  • Lewisville Independent School District, Purnell Support Center, TX
  • Martinez Unified School District, CA
  • Mifflin County School District, PA
  • Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
  • Montgomery County Public Schools, KY
  • Natrona County School District, WY
  • Owen J. Roberts School District, PA
  • Penn State University, PA
  • Temple University, PA
  • Toms River Regional School District, NJ
  • University of Minnesota, MN
  • University of North Carolina, NC
  • University of South Dakota, SD
  • University of Texas at Austin, Center for Social Work Research, TX

Recent Penn State graduates have been employed as faculty members, school psychologists, and research/clinical staff by the following educational institutions and agencies.

 

  • Alexandria City Public Schools, VA
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD
  • Antonia Pantoja Charter School, PA
  • Bristol Borough School District, PA
  • Bucks County Intermediate Unit, PA
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA
  • Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness, Penn State University, PA
  • Council Rock School District, PA
  • Erickson Institute, IL
  • Lewisville Independent School District, Purnell Support Center, TX
  • Martinez Unified School District, CA
  • Mifflin County School District, PA
  • Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
  • Montgomery County Public Schools, KY
  • Natrona County School District, WY
  • Owen J. Roberts School District, PA
  • Penn State University, PA
  • Temple University, PA
  • Toms River Regional School District, NJ
  • University of Minnesota, MN
  • University of North Carolina, NC
  • University of South Dakota, SD
  • University of Texas at Austin, Center for Social Work Research, TX