A crucial role of a school psychologist is conducting psychoeducational evaluations in order to assist in determining a student's eligibility for Exceptional Children's services in Guilford County Schools. School Psychologists conduct both initial and re-evaluations to determine eligibility utilizing criteria established by North Carolina's Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities. Some school psychologists in GCS have additional training and expertise enabling them to conduct evaluations for students who may have traumatic brain injury. A team of GCS school psychologists perform play-based assessments when evaluating students of preschool age.
School psychologists interpret evaluation results to Individualized Education Plan teams after conducting evaluations. Below is a tool which provides a graphic for better understanding evaluation results and descriptions of test scores.