Component #5: Scholarly Writing
Student uses correct grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling.
Student includes at least three peer-reviewed journal articles to support group content and choice of
theoretical approach and techniques—best practices.
Students please contact the writing center, publisher of the journal, or research the journal using the Internet to
determine if your selected journal is peer-reviewed.
Component #1: Needs, Goals & Objectives
1)Student identifies two
data sources and one other approach for assessing student needs and describes
how these data sources will be analyzed in order to identify needs and gaps in achievement.
As a school counselor one concern is to be aware of the needs, goals and objectives of students. One way to
do that is to research the school’s report cards, dropout rates, graduation rates, referrals, and the achievement gaps.
I researched the school district in which I live in and where my girls go to school. This is the information that I found
on my school’s webpage,
According to the website, there are course offerings with over 19% of Crestwood High School students taking one or
more of the eight advanced placement courses or honors courses offered. In regard to credits, Crestwood High
School students earned 421 hours of college credit while still in high school.
In regard to graduation rates:
The Class of 2017 at Crestwood High School earned
graduated cum laude
magna cum laude
summae cum laude