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Speech/ Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologist Growth Rubric

Speech-Language Pathologists carry out formal and information assessments on students within the school, while making recommendations for students who are in need to speech-language services. The purpose of the Speech-Language Growth Rubric is to provide the following:

  • To give administrators a way to measure the professional growth of Speech-Language Pathologists (215) and Speech Associates (216).
  • To determine if the SLP or SA is meeting professional standards, considering their specific roles and responsibilities.
  • To guide professional development and ensure continuous professional growth.
  • Highlight the school’s speech-language pathologist with areas of strength and identify areas of growth.
  • Serve as a guide for speech-language professional as they reflect on their own practices.
  • Provide shared understanding of priorities, goals and expectations of quality practice.

The following documents are provided for use with the Mississippi Professional Growth System for School Speech-Language Professional:


Speech-Language Pathologist Requirements:

  • Minimum of three (3) per school year.
    • Two (2) informal observations.
    • One (1) formal observation.
  • High-quality feedback after each observation.
  • Observations should be with someone who is familiar with the roles and responsibilities of the school-based clinician.
  • Observations should be with someone who is familiar with due process and the documentation involved in the process, particularly artifact review.
  • Speech-Language Pathologist must be observed using the Speech-Language Growth Rubric.
  • Professional Growth scores are due not later than June 30.


For additional information contact:

Teresa Laney, M.S., CCC-SLP
MDE, Office of Special Education 601-359-3498