School Program Evaluation and Research (SPEaR)

The University of Kansas SPEaR Team consists of faculty, staff and students within the Department of Educational Psychology within the School of Education. The team provides a wide range of evaluation, measurement and assessment services to local and state organizations. Experienced researchers design studies, plan data collection, collect data, conduct appropriate statistical analyses and create reports. The SPEaR team uses a Research Evaluation Model to guide their work.

Current and Past Projects

SPEAR Team

SPEAR Team Scholarship

SPEAR Team Evaluation Services


The specialist program in school psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists
School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
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Doctoral programs in school psychology and counseling psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association
Involved in $22 million project to create new testing system for special education students
Robert Harrington is creating a certification program in bullying prevention for educators
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