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School Psychology Program
Dr. George Batsche George Batsche, Ed.D., NCSP (Ball State)
Professor & Program Coordinator
Coordinator, Internship Programs
Co-Director, Institute for Reform

Phone: (813) 974-9472

Courses Taught



Recent National and State Presentations to Learned Societies

Courses Taught

  • SPS 6701 Psychoeducational Interventions II — Behavioral Approaches
  • SPS 6947 Internship Seminar

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  • Problem-Solving/Response to Intervention Project (USDOE Discretionary)

  • Problem-Solving/Response to Intervention-Technology (USDOE Discretionary)

  • Health Schools HIV?STD Prevention Education Project (Centers for Disease Control)

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers (FDOE)

  • Differentiated Accountability Project (FDOE)

  • Student Support Services Project (USDOE Discretionary)

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Kincaid, D, & Batsche, G. (2016). Florida’s multi-tiered support system for academics and behavior. In K. McIntosh & S. Goodman (Eds.), Multi-tiered Systems of Support: Integrating Academic RtI and School-wide PBIS. Guilford Press.

March, A.L., Castillo, J.M., Batsche, G.M., & Kincaid, D. (2016). Relationship between systems coaching and problem-solving implementation fidelity in a Response to Intervention model. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 32(2), 147-177. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2016.1165326.

Castillo, J.M., Batsche, G.M., Curtis, M.J., Stockslager, K., March, A., Minch, D., & Hines, C. (2016). Problem Solving/Response to Intervention evaluation tool technical assistance manual – revised July 2016. Tampa, FL: Florida’s Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project, University of South Florida.

VanDerHeyden, Al., Burns, M., Brown, R, Shinn, M., Kukic, .S, Gibbons, K., Batsche, G., & Tilly, D. (2016). Rti works (When it is actually implemented). Education Week, 35(16).

Batsche, G. (2014). Multi-tiered systems of supports.In J. McLeskey, N. Waldron, F. Spooner, & B. Algozzine (Eds.), Handbook of Research and Practice for Effective Inclusive Schools. (pp. 183-196).NY: Routledge Publishers.

Batsche, G., (2013). Multi-tiered systems of support: A single system for ALL students. The SpecialEdge, 26 (3), 2-6

Hall, S., & Batsche, G. (Eds.) (2010). Addressing the challenges of implementing response to intervention (RTI). [Special Issue]. Learning disabilities: A multidisciplinary journal.

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Recent National and State Presentations to Learned Societies

    Batsche, G.M. (2016, October). Do the best you can until you know better. When you know better do better. RtI Innovations Conference Keynote Address: Milwaukee, WI.

    Batsche, G.M., & Elliott, J. (2016, October). Implementing a multi-tiered system of supports: District action planning. RtI Innovations Conference: Milwaukee, WI

    Batsche, G.M. (2015). Legends in school psychology address. National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL

    Batsche, G.M., (2015, October). The use of evidence-based practices in the implementation of multi-tiered system of supports at the district level. RtI-Innovations Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

    Batsche, G.M. (2015, February). Training school psychologists in the 21st century: Adapting to a changing world. Trainers of School Psychologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

    Batsche, G.M., Castillo, J.M., Dorman, C., et al. (2014, February). Merging PBS and RtI; Florida’s multi-tiered system of supports project. National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

    Batsche, G.M., & Elliott, J.L. (2014, October). The use of an 8-step problem-solving process to facilitate implementation of MTSS. RtI Innovations Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

    Castillo, J.M., March, A., Stockslager, K., Brundage, A., Tan, S.Y., Batsche, G.M., & Curtis, M.J. (2013, February). The relationship between educator capacity and PS/RtI implementation. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

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