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Accountability - Evaluation answers the question...

...how are students different as a result of the school counseling program? How was the school affected?

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Use accountability strategies

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

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3 elements

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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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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)

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3 types of data

process, perception, outcome data

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process data

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

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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

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outcome data

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

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Sharing results

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

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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.

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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