Evidence-Based School Counseling Making a Difference with Data-Driven Practices

ISBN-10: 1412948908
ISBN-13: 9781412948906
Edition: 2007
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List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 6/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

""The authors present a daunting challenge???the move to evidence-based school counseling practice???but make a sound argument as to why it must be met and then get busy explaining how to do what we need to do.""???Katie Gray, Director of Student ServicesBlackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, MA ""The dual scenarios at the beginning of each chapter are great examples of what an evidence-based approach looks like.""???Shawn Grime, School CounselorBryan High School, OH "Measure the difference you make in students' academic, career, and personal/social development!" Today's school counselors are under enormous pressure to document their effectiveness by using data and producing quantitative accountability reports???whether or not they???ve had the appropriate training. This authoritative guide from highly respected counselor educators and trainers gives preservice and inservice school counselors the tools to knowledgeably identify evidence-based practices in their field and to use data in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and interventions. "Evidence-Based School Counseling "provides a practical process for using evidence to determine three critical issues: what needs to be done, which interventions should be implemented, and whether or not the interventions are effective. Aligned with the American School Counselor Association??'s National Model, this resource offers counselors skill-building guidelines for: Selecting, collecting, and analyzing data for informed planningCarrying out action research and building collaborative partnershipsMeasuring student learning and behavior changeCommunicating results to stakeholders, and more Ascounselors successfully incorporate data-based decision making and program planning into their work, they will witness positive academic and personal changes in the lives of their students.

Dr. John Carey is Director of thenbsp;Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation and Professor of School Counseling at UMASS Amherst. He isnbsp;a recipient of an American School Counseling Associationnbsp;(ASCA) Counselor Educator of the Year Award.nbsp;Dr. Carey is included on the Fulbright Specialist Roster and works internationally to improve school-based counseling and school counselor education.nbsp;His research interests include school counseling outcome measurement, policy research in school-based counseling, standards-based models of school counseling, and the development of research-based interventions to promote academic achievement and eliminate the achievement gap. He is coeditor ofnbsp;Multicultural Counseling in Schools: A Practical Handbook.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Moving to Evidence-Based School Counseling Practice
Integrating Evidence and Practice
A Model for Evidence-Based School Counseling Practice
Evidence-Based School Counseling in the Context of the Reform Movement
School Counseling and Standards
School Counseling Reform
Summary
Data-Based Decision Making: Knowing What Needs to Be Addressed
Data-Based Decision Making and School Improvement
Data-Based Decision-Making Models
A General Model for Data-Based Decision Making
Enabling Conditions for Data-Based Decision Making
Summary
Practical Considerations in Using Data
Types of Data
Collecting, Analyzing, and Disaggregating Data
Developing Data-Based Action Plans
Creating an Action Plan With Evaluation in Mind: Using Process, Perception, and Results Data
Data Over Time
Summary
Choosing Interventions: Reading and Weighing Outcome Research
Why Are Research-Based School Counseling Interventions Important?
Becoming an Informed Consumer of Research
The Research Context
How Can School Counselors Find Interventions That Will Work?
Summary
Evaluating School Counseling Interventions and Programs
What Is Evaluation?
Programs and Interventions
Evaluating Interventions
Evaluating Programs
"Customer" Satisfaction
Using External Experts in School Counseling Reviews
Summary
Sample Intervention Evaluation Action Plan: Evaluation of Second Step Violence Prevention Curriculum (Fifth Grade)
Action Research and Collaborative Partnerships
What Is Action Research?
Action Research Partnerships
Why Conduct Action Research?
How to Conduct Action Research
Summary
Measuring Student Learning and Behavior Change
Types of Assessment
Measuring Student Learning Effectively
Using Existing Assessment Tools
Measuring Changes in Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge
Developing Pre- and Posttests
Summary
Sample Learning Goals and Related Pre- and Posttest Questions
Sample Standards-Aligned Curriculum and Pre- and Posttests
Fifth Grade-Middle School Transition Lesson
Using Surveys to Gather Information
Using Existing Surveys
Survey Development
Summary
Moving to Evidence-Based School Counseling Practice
An Integrated Evidence-Based Proactive Approach
The Journey: Getting From Here to There
A Five-Year Plan
Reporting About Results to Enhance Legitimacy
Disseminating Results Effectively
The ASCA National Model and Results Reporting
Planning Your Ongoing Professional Skill Development
Reconstructing Professional Identity
Guidance Curriculum Action Plans, Intentional Guidance Action Plans, and a Needs Assessment Survey
Summary of School Counseling Outcome Research Articles and Findings
References
Index

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