The annual agreement is a formal discussion between the school counselor and administrators that defines the
roles and responsibilities of the professional school counselor and the program goals of the CSCP. The goals set
forth in the agreement are based on collected and reviewed school data that is designed to create an action plan to
address achievement gaps (Dollarhide & Saginak, 2017). The professional school counselor should dedicate 80% of
their time in direct and indirect service to students and the remaining 20% should be utilized for program
management and school support services (ASCA, 2012). In addition, “the outcome of an intentional and meaningful
annual agreement conversation is a clear rationale and consensus for the school counselor’s use of time based on
current school data and ASCA’s recommended school counselor role statement” (Dollarhide & Saginak, 2017, p. 76).
According to the ASCA’s (2012) annual agreement template the following items should be included.