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New Jersey Association of School Psychologists

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We are a non-profit professional association organized in 1958 for school psychologists working or living in New Jersey. 

Our Mission:

Promote school psychology services for children and families

Advocate for all children to realize their full potential


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We are a non-profit professional association organized in 1958 for school psychologists working or living in New Jersey. 

Our Mission:

Promote school psychology services for children and families

Advocate for all children to realize their full potential


Click here for Contact information

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Hot off the press!


Since the changes in the federal government, what are the implications of the final ESSA accountability rules? See current information from NASP below:

Final ESSA Accountability Rules: Implications for School Psychology

Q: "So if some accountability measures are rolled back, what does that mean for NJ"?

A: New Jersey's proposed ESSA State Plan policies are going forward as planned with final plan submitted to USDOE April 3. The NJ plan describes how the states will identify schools in need of support and report on school performance. 

School Psychologists are mentioned prominently in the NJ regulations and guidance just as we are mentioned in the federal statutes. We will continue to advocate for our "practice model" role at the state and local levels. 

Although the changes in the accountability portions of the law are unlikely to impact implementation in NJ, NJASP GPR will keep you updated about any other DOE potential changes that might be detrimental to public school children overall and particularly to children with disabilities. 

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Important Information about ESSA and School Psychology

The New Jersey Department of Education offered the opportunity for the public to provide input on the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), as New Jersey develops it's ESSA state implementation plan. Throughout September the New Jersey Department of Education held several ‘Public Listening Sessions’ on implementation of the federal ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’ (ESSA). School psychologists were well represented and provided public and written testimony to the NJDOE

Currently, school psychologists are represented on "follow up" NJDOE ESSA focus groups. We will continue to advocate for children, families and our profession as our state plans implementation of ESSA. Given current uncertainty regarding direction at the federal level following the election, the pending appointment of a new Secretary of Education, and increased power given to states, it is even more critical that Trenton hears your voice! 

Why is this so important?  Click here: Why is this so important.docx

More NASP ESSA Implementation Resources

Although the public listening sessions presented by the NJDOE have already taken place, you may have a future opportunity to advocate in other settings (perhaps at a local board of education meeting). NJASP is providing guidance for you if you are unsure how this process works or what to include in your testimony. Click here for additional information, talking points, and a template.    ESSA Talking Points.docx 

More info re: ESSA here Great News for School Psychologists


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More Professional Development Opportunities


If you enjoyed Dr. Elias presentation at the NJASP Winter Conference consider attending:  Educating the Whole Child Conference flyer.pdf

March 9, 2017

Life after High School Conference & Post-Secondary Resource Expo hosted by LDANJ 2017 Full Brochure May 13.pdf

May, 13, 2017

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