stakeholders about the power of a comprehensive school counseling program; andadvocate
for additional resources to increase program effectiveness” (ASCA, 2012, p.100). School
counselors can disaggregate data to create a student data profile, which includes various
achievement data (e.g. graduation rates, drop-out rates, standardized test data, GPA, etc.)
and behavioral data (e.g. detention rates, attendance rates, discipline referrals, substance
abuse, etc.) (ASCA, 2012). To look at the effectiveness of the school counseling program,
school counselors collect and analyze process, perception and outcome data (ASCA, 2012).
Since the school counselor does not have the time to monitor every activity in a school
counseling program, he or she must collect data on the ones of highest school priority
4) Student describes actions plans and closing the achievement gap action plans and
identifies essential elements in each type of action plan. Students are encouraged, not
required, to attach a sample action plan that you have created in any of your courses as a
sample, if possible (e.g., the School Counseling Operational Plan for Effectiveness--SCOPE).