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ASCA has published a number of books to help you on your journey to implementing a data-informed school counseling program.
"ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs (fourth edition)": The ASCA National Model® reflects a comprehensive approach to the design, implementation and assessment of a school counseling program that improves student success. The publication defines the school counselor’s role in implementation of a school counseling program and provides step-by-step tools to build each component of your school counseling program, including defining, managing, delivering and assessing. This fourth edition reflects current education practices, aligns with the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K–12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student and the ASCA Professional Standards & Competencies and assists school counselors in developing an exemplary school counseling program. Learn more or order.
“ASCA National Model Implementation Guide: Manage & Assess”: This publication is a supplement to “The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs” and is designed to provide further insight about how to implement a comprehensive school counseling program. This guide will help you apply your knowledge of the ASCA National Model in ways that can enhance the work you already do and perhaps add additional components in your program in order to have a fully implemented comprehensive school counseling program. Each section of this guide includes a description of a specific component of the ASCA National Model, suggestions on where to start with each component, do’s and don’ts, examples of what each component might look like, templates to assist with completion and tips for applying for the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). Learn more or order.
“ASCA National Model Implementation Guide: ASCA Student Standards” is a supplement to “The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs” and the ASCA Student Standards: Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success. This guide will help you operationalize the ASCA Student Standards by writing or selecting measurable learning objectives aligned with specific standards. These learning objectives then become the foundation for classroom instruction, appraisal and advisement, and counseling activities addressing student developmental needs. A variety of student learning objectives are provided for each of the 30 behavioral student standards. The learning objectives can be used as written, adapted to meet students’ specific developmental needs or used as a model for writing new objectives. Learn more or order.
"Making DATA Work, an ASCA National Model publication": Data can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. School counseling practitioners without a solid background in data and statistics can still run a data-driven program with the help of this book. This publication complements the ASCA National Model by providing step-by-step implementation strategies, skill-building activities, examples and resources to help school counselors develop program goals, collect and analyze data and share their findings with stakeholders. Learn more or order now.
"Culturally Sustaining School Counseling": This book guides you in improving the culturally sustaining nature of your school counseling program. By working through the exercises and activities in this book, you’ll discover and/or further develop cultural strengths and assets within yourself, your students, your stakeholders, your school counseling program and the community. By tapping the cultural strengths and wisdom available in your school and community; building culturally sustaining collaborative relationships with students and stakeholders; and advocating for more inclusive and equitable policies, practices, opportunities, resources and access, you can enrich the rigor and relevance of the school experience while increasing student success. Learn more or order now.