Empowering Children, Educators, and Families

NASP Excellence in School Psychological Services (ESPS) Recognition Program

The Excellence in School Psychological Services (ESPS) Recognition Program recognizes school districts throughout the country that are working to implement the NASP Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services (the NASP Practice Model). The NASP Practice Model has two major parts: 10 Domains of Practice and 6 Organizational Principles. The ESPS recognition program focuses primarily on the 6 Organizational Principles defined in the model as critical to enabling school psychologists to practice their comprehensive role across all 10 domains. The program offers five levels of recognition: No Recognition, Emerging, Promising, Proficient, and Exemplary.

The goals of the recognition program are to:

  • highlight the efforts of districts that clearly understand the value school psychologists bring to improving outcomes for students and schools, and that are committed to creating the contexts and infrastructure within which school psychologists can be most effective;
  • provide a continuous improvement framework and incentives for working toward full implementation of the NASP Practice Model over time; and
  • empower school psychologists to improve services to students, families, and schools.

KASP Grant for the ESPS Recognition Program

Kansas Association of School Psychologist (KASP) is pleased to announce the allocation of non-recurring funds to support one or more districts in submitting an application for the NASP Excellence in School Psychological Services (ESPS) Recognition Program. KASP has $500 in available funding for 2024 ESPS Recognition Program submissions to assist one or multiple school districts with the application fee.  To learn more about the grant, download the information here.  To submit an application for the grant, please use this form.

Kansas Districts That Have Received NASP ESPS Recognition

Olathe Public Schools (Proficient) - 2023


Watch this comprehensive webinar for basic information and assistance regarding the ESPS application.

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