Department of Neuropsychology: Teacher Ratings of Student Behavior
This webpage is the entry point for teachers to provide behavioral ratings of students being seen for assessment in the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. The link below will take you to a secure website where you can provide us with information about a student’s learning and behavior in school. Teacher reports of learning and behavior are essential components of our assessment process, and we appreciate your willingness to take time out of your busy schedule to provide us with this information. Most teachers finish this questionnaire in 30-40 minutes.
We use PsychData.com, a secure website, to collect teacher ratings and school-based information about students being seen for assessment. By clicking the link below, you will be routed to our teacher questionnaire on the PsychData website. If you have questions about this process, please see the Frequently Asked Questions below and/or feel free to contact Ms. Catherine Stephan at 443-923-4476 or Stephan@kennedykrieger.org.
Will I be able to get a copy of the comments and responses I provide on the questionnaire?
If you have found this webpage, you have probably been provided with a release of information form titled “NOTE FOR TEACHER.” If the parent/guardian has signed Section 2 of this form, you can arrange for a copy of your comments and responses to be mailed to the school psychologist or designated professional at your school. To do so, simply fax the release of information form, signed by the parent or legal guardian, to the Department of Health Information Management at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at 443-923-1830. Be sure to indicate the name and address of your school on the fax cover sheet. Upon receiving the fax, a Health Information Management representative will print a copy of your responses and mail it back to your school. As your comments and ratings are considered “raw data,” we can only release them to a school psychologist or designated professional. We do not release this information directly back to individual teachers or to the parents of the students being rated.
Why can’t I back up to previous screens as I’m taking the questionnaire?
For data security purposes, you are not allowed to back up to previously completed screens of this online questionnaire. This prevents anyone from "backing up" and looking at your responses if you step away from the computer while completing the questions.
What other steps have been taken to ensure the safety and security of my responses?
Computerized security measures are used to protect privacy and reduce the risk of a breach of confidentiality. Many of these measures are described at the PsychData website: www.psychdata.com/content/irb.asp. To prevent someone from viewing your responses when they are transferred to us over the Internet, they are instantly encrypted with technology equivalent to the industry standard for securely transmitting credit card information. While it is HIGHLY unlikely that encrypted responses would be intercepted by someone on the Internet, responses would still be in a form that could not be read without a unique encryption key that is held only by the database provider, i.e., PsychData.
Will my responses be used to evaluate my school, my school district, or my county school system?
No. In fact, as you begin the questionnaire you may notice that we do not ask you to provide the name of your school, the school district, or the county. As such, there will be no way to compare teacher responses from different schools or school districts.
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