PASS: Prepare, Assist, Survive, and Succeed : A Guide to PASSing the Praxis Exam in School Psychology, 2nd Edition book cover
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PASS: Prepare, Assist, Survive, and Succeed
A Guide to PASSing the Praxis Exam in School Psychology, 2nd Edition

ISBN 9781138910294
Published January 26, 2016 by Routledge
286 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Barbara Bole Williams and Rosemary Mennuti are back with a thorough update to their essential guide to preparing for and achieving the best score possible on the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Pulling from their years of experience and hands-on involvement in the continued revision of the exam, and presented using their PASS model (Prepare, Assist, Survive, Succeed), these two veteran school psychologists have revised this easy-to-use resource to reflect the most recent exam content, professional standards, as well as the most current practical knowledge for school psychologists. Also included are student test reflections and information on how to obtain and maintain your NCSP credential

Table of Contents

Part I: Process of Preparing 1 Introduction to the PASS Model: Prepare, Assist, Survive, and Succeed. 2 Preparing for the Test. 3 Assisting: Using the PASS Model to Study for the Praxis. 4 Surviving: Developing Your Own Plan. Part II: Content of the Exam. 5 Professional Practices That Permeate All Aspects of Service Delivery. 6 Direct and Indirect Services for Children, Families and Schools. 7 Direct and Indirect Services for Children, Families and Schools. 8 Foundations of School Psychological Service Delivery. 9 General Knowledge of Psychological Principles and Theories. Part III: Succeeding. 10 Obtaining and Maintaining the NCSP. 11 Personal Reflections. References. Index.

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Barbara Bole Williams, PhD, NCSP, is a professor and coordinator of the School Psychology Program at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ. She currently chairs the National School Psychology Certification Board for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). She also serves as a member of the Praxis School Psychologist Test Development Committee for the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Rosemary B. Mennuti, EdD, NCSP, is the former professor and director of the School Psychology Programs at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.


“Williams and Mennuti have written a comprehensive and eminently practical book for those who will be taking the Praxis exam in School Psychology. This book will ease students’ anxiety, focus their studies, and strengthen their resolve. It makes the prospect of studying for the exam seem doable.”—Beth Doll, PhD, Professor, School Psychology Program, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

“This is a comprehensive, well organized book that condenses the essential material for passing the School Psychology Praxis Exam into an easy-to-read format. I recommend it to educators and serious students in their preparations for the Praxis. Anyone ill at ease with standardized tests will find this book a welcome relief.”—Tammy L. Hughes, PhD, Chair, Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education, Duquesne University

“The original edition of PASS: Prepare, Assist, Survive, and Succeed was one of the first of its kind in the field of school psychology, and this updated version maintains that original perspective. With updates to reflect the latest professional standards, this resource will be on the ‘leading edge’ to comprehensively prepare those studying for this Praxis test.”—Candis Hogan, PhD, LPC, NCSP, CCTP, Oklahoma City University; Child-Teen–College Testing & Counseling
“This is an excellent reference for school psychology graduate students as they prepare for their professional training, practice, and development.  The updated second edition will continue fulfilling that need for years to come by providing the most up-to-date information on the licensing exam and national practice standards.”—Melissa M. Pearrow, PhD,University of Massachusetts Boston