Investigation of State and Local Policies

NEEDs2 researchers conducted a systematic review of state-level websites to identify the extent to which state departments of education have provided specific guidance regarding the who, what, where, when, and why of SEB screening practices.

What we did:

1. We searched department of education websites for documents referencing SEB screening practices in K-12 settings
2. We conducted follow-up telephone interviews with state officials in order to confirm and add to the information obtained from the search.
3. For those districts participating in our RQ2/4 surveys, we reviewed those websites for info on SEB screening.

Presentations

Chafouleas, S. M., Briesch, A. M., Auerbach, E. R., Koriakin, T., Volk, D., & Connolly, K. (2019, February). Exploring the national landscape of behavioral screening in US schools. Symposium presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

 

Auerbach, E.R., Long, S.J., Koriakin, T.A., Briesch, A.M., & Chafouleas, S.M. (2018, February). Exploring the alignment of behavior screening policies and practices in U.S. schools. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

 

Koriakin, T.A., Auerbach, E.R., Briesch, A.M. & Chafouleas, S.M. (2018, February). Summary of state policies related to school readiness assessment practices. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

 

Auerbach, E.R., Long, S.J., Koriakin, T.A., Briesch, A.M., & Chafouleas, S.M. (2017, October). Exploring the alignment of behavior screening policies and practices in U.S. schools. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, Washington, D.C.

 

Chafouleas, S. M., & Briesch, A. M. (2016, August). State-level priorities in school-based policies and initiatives in assessment of behavior. In J. Splett (Chair) Accessing Behavioral Health Services: School-Based Examples of Research, Policy and Implementation. Symposium presented the 124th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

 

Chafouleas, S. M., & Briesch, A. M. (2016, April). National exploration of state-level priorities in school-based behavior policies and initiatives. Paper presented the annual conference for the Council for Exceptional Children, St. Louis, MO.

 

Johnson, A. H., Chaffee, R., Chafouleas, S. M., Briesch, A. M., Dineen, J. N., & McCoach, D. B. (2015, August). Review of national trends in school mental health policy. Poster presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

Publications

Koriakin, T. A., Connolly, K., Auerbach, E., & Chafouleas, S. M. (in press). Summary of state policies related to school readiness assessment practices. Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education.

 

Briesch, A. M., Chafouleas, S. M., Nissen, K., & Long, S. (2019). A Review of state-level procedural guidance for implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Behavioral Support (MTSS-B). Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. DOI 10.1177/1098300719884707

 

Connolly, K., Koriakin, T., Auerbach, E., Marcy, H.M., Chafouleas, S.M., & Briesch, A.M. (2019, February). State policies related to school readiness assessment practices (Issue Brief No. 4).

 

Auerbach, E., Chafouleas, S. M. & Briesch, A. M. (2018). State Level Guidance on School Based Screening for Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Risk: A Follow-Up Study. School Mental Health. DOI 10.1007/2Fs12310-018-9278-z

 

Marcy, H.M., Chafouleas, S.M., Briesch, A.M., McCoach, B., Dineen, J.N.  (2018). School-Based Universal Behavior Screening: an analysis of state and district-level guidance regarding school-based, universal screening for social, emotional, and behavioral risk (Issue Brief No. 1).

 

Briesch, A. M., Chafouleas, S. M., & Chaffee, R. K. (2018). Analysis of State Level Guidance Regarding School Based, Universal Screening for Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Risk. School Mental Health. DOI 10.1007/s12310-017-9232-5