Elementary teachers evaluated a psychological evaluation report with authorship as the independent variable. One-half of the teachers were informed that the report was prepared by a psychologist working within the school district (District), while the other half were informed that the report was done by a psychologist in private practice who contracts with the district (Contract). The teachers completed a 23-item Likert-scale evaluation instrument. The District report was rated higher in certain areas; there were no significant differences regarding overall report quality based on authorship; and, in general, the lowest mean ratings (e.g., adequate recommendations, avoidance of technical language) are consistent with prior investigations.
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