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Accountability - Evaluation answers the question... are students different as a result of the school counseling program? How was the school affected?


Use accountability strategies

to monitor student achievement, continually evaluate and improve school counseling program, demonstrate the impact their program is having on students


3 elements

data analysis, program results, evaluation and improvement (formerly results reports, program audit, school counselor performance standards)


Data analysis - purpose

inform decisions about the school counseling program, gives information about student needs and school/community trends. part of end-of-year evaluation and goal setting for next school year.


School Data Profile Analysis

summary of school's achievement, attendance, behavior and safety record over a multiyear period - understand trends at school. can identify gaps and needs for change.


Use of time assessment analysis

How school counselors' time is spent - how close to suggested percentages? Are selected delivery methods and strategies most effective use of time to meet student needs?


Program results - purpose

evaluate programs for effectiveness (extent of change in student learning and behavior) and make decisions about program improvement/goal setting; also use results to promote systemic change


3 types of results reports

curriculum results report, small group results report, closing-the-gap results report (based on action plans, evaluate impact of action plans)


3 types of data

process, perception, outcome data


process data

what did you do for whom? evidence that an event occurred (# of participants, # of times intervention took place)


perception data

what do people think they know, believe or can do? surveys, self-report of attained competencies, changes in beliefs/attitudes, perceived changes in knowledge


outcome data

so what? shows impact of an activity or program; collected from multiple sources - achievement, behavior, attendance, school safety


Sharing results

important for stakeholders' understanding of school counseling program; helps promote work of school counselors


Correlation is not causation

changes in students' knowledge, attitudes, skills, or behavior may be the result of numerous factors; program or intervention contributes to outcome, but not sole cause.


4 elements of Evaluation and Improvement

self-analysis of strengths and areas of improvement of school counselor competencies assessment; self analysis of program strengths and areas of improvement of school counseling program assessment; evaluation/appraisal of school counselor's performance by administrator; review of program goals from beginning of school year