Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy



First Advisor

Dr. Galen Alessi

Second Advisor

Dr. Howard Farris

Third Advisor

Dr. Jack Michael

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Alonzo Hannaford


The purpose of this project was to develop a model computer system to assist school psychologists in managing and manipulating data accumulated in the course of accomplishing their professional responsibilities. School psychologists have traditionally generated large amounts of data, but rarely have they looked across these data to obtain information and/or feedback about their own functioning relative to their professional role. The system described is intended as a model from which an individual psychologist might construct a system to meet individual needs. Data across students were accumulated in four broad areas: (1) personal effectiveness/accountability, (2) diagnosis, (3) local test norms, and (4) program evaluation. Example output, ranging from data analysis to psychological report production, is presented and discussed. A prototype of an integrated test scoring program is presented. A rationale for the development of such a system and for the inclusion of various components is provided. Feedback from field testing and survey results is provided.

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access