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Facilitating Evidence-Based, Data-Driven School Counseling
A Manual for Practice

A Joint Publication of the American School Counselor Association



© 2016 | 176 pages | Corwin

Counselors make a difference—and now you can prove it.

As students’ needs change, dedicated school counselors have been evolving their practice. You see the results every day, on the faces of the at-risk students you serve. To meet accountability standards, though, you need more than faces: You need data the number-crunchers can understand.

With this user-friendly manual, make the shift to evidence-based practices and interventions in a data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program based on ASCA’s national model—while keeping the personal nature of your work intact. The book includes

  • Visual guides and checklists for every step of the process
  • Examples of successful counseling program evolution
  • Guidance on developing and submitting a successful Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) application
  • Supporting documents in an online resource center

Ensure that school counseling is recognized as an essential part of school improvement and students’ academic success by using this unique and innovative model.

"Provides realistic examples, clear templates, and step-by-step strategies that ease the stress of what is often seen as an overwhelming process."
Judith Bookhamer, Executive Director
Pennsylvania School Counselors Association


"Provides succinct and straight-forward tools to assist school counselors in marrying data-based decision-making practices with evidence-based counseling to create successful outcomes. This is a school counselor's dream!"
Franciene Sabens, Professional School Counselor
Chester High School, Chester, IL


"Starting with creating mission and vision statements and ending with advocacy efforts, the authors outline specific ways school counselors can integrate evidence-based interventions in their programming to positively impact student outcomes."
Jennifer Betters-Bubon, Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Chapter 1. The Process
Purpose  
The ASCA National Model and Evidence-Based, Data-Driven Comprehensive School Counseling  
Definitions  
 
Chapter 2. Assessing the Situation
Purpose of Assessing the Situation  
Assessing the Situation  
School Improvement Plan  
Achievement or Achievement-Related Data: School Report Card  
Needs Assessments  
Combining the Assessment Pieces  
Fulfilling Components of RAMP  
 
Chapter 3. Setting Goals
Purpose of Setting Goals  
Data-Driven Decision-Making  
A Final Note on Data: Data Collected Annually  
Using a Logic Model  
Drilling Down: Global Versus Specific Data  
Setting Goals: Who and What but Not How—Yet  
Using SMART Goals Template  
Fulfilling Components of RAMP  
 
Chapter 4. Beliefs, Mission, and Vision
Beliefs  
Mission  
Vision  
Fulfilling Components of RAMP  
 
Chapter 5. Interventions
Purpose of Intentional Interventions  
Why Evidence-Based Interventions?  
Evidence-Based Interventions Matrix  
Implement With Fidelity  
Refine Goals: State Interventions as a Subparagraph to the Goal  
Illustrating Goals and Interventions in Logic Model  
Organizing Interventions Using Umbrellas  
Fulfilling Components of RAMP  
 
Chapter 6. Evaluation and Evolution
Purpose of Evaluation and Evolution  
Designing Evaluation  
About Pre- and Post-Assessments  
Creating Baselines  
Organizing Data: Excel Spreadsheets  
Analysis  
Implications  
A Complete Logic Model  
Fulfilling Components of RAMP  
 
Chapter 7. Disseminating Results and Sustaining the Program
Purpose of Sustaining the Program  
Advertising and Disseminating Information  
Flashlights: Trish Hatch  
Adding Components Into the School Improvement Plan  
Fulfilling Components of RAMP  
Conclusions  
 
Appendices
 
References
 
Index

The book, while quite comprehensive, is also easy to read and provides realistic examples, clear templates, and step-by-step strategies that ease the stress of what is often seen as an overwhelming process.

Judith Bookhamer, Executive Director
Pennsylvania School Counselors Association

This book is really like nothing I have seen before; it provides succinct and straight-forward tools to assist school counselors in marrying data-based decision-making practices with evidenced-based school counseling to create successful outcomes and achieve RAMP. This is a school counselor's dream!

Franciene Sabens, Professional School Counselor
Chester High School, Chester, IL

Facilitating Evidence-Based, Data-Driven School Counseling provides an all-encompassing way to implement data-driven practices in school. Starting with the creation of mission and vision statements and ending with advocacy efforts, the authors outline specific ways school counselors can integrate evidence-based interventions in their programming to positively impact student outcomes.

Jennifer Betters-Bubon, Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

This manual has a clear and welcome place in the professional development and training of school counselors. Complimenting other well-established texts on data usage in the practice of school counseling, it provides school counselors the specific how-to, step-by-step directions they crave in a simple, user-friendly format.

Erin Mason, Associate Professor
DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Facilitating Evidence-Based, Data-Driven School Counseling Program: A Manual for Practice provides a structure one can use when writing a school improvement plan and provides an opportunity for counselors to collaborate with administrators to develop a shared vision and plan for academic success.

Deborah Langford, School Counselor
Houghtaling Elementary School

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