ASCA National Model -- Accountability
Achieving the best resutls for students requires school counselors to regularly evaluate their program to determine its effectiveness. School counselors use this evaluation to answer the question: How are students different as a result of the school counseling program? Now, more than ever, school counselors are expected to demonstrate the effectiveness of their school counseling program in measurable terms.
Understand the purpose of the accountability component is to analyze data and make program decisions based on the analysis.
Explore the uses of the school data profile and use-of-time assessment.
Understand the purpose of program results (curriculum, small group and closing-the-gap) and how to use them to guide program improvement.
Explore and identify the uses for the school counselor competencies assessment.
Julie Hartline is a school counselor at Campbell High School in Smyna, Ga., a lead RAMP reviewer and the 2009 School Counselor of the Year.