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

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March 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

Facilitating Evidence-Based, Data-Driven School Counseling provides an all-encompassing way to implement data driven practices in school. Starting with the creation and 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

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Preface

Chapter 1


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