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. 

Learning Outcomes
  • 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.