ERIC Number: ED252782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-11
Reference Count: N/A
Guidance and Counseling Program K-12. Report of Evaluation.
Roberts, Joan; Weslander, Darrell L.
This evaluation of the Des Moines school guidance program provides an introductory history of guidance and counseling services in the district. General results of the evaluation focus on changing counselor roles, and problems caused by lack of specific program guidelines. Counselor profiles and interviews are presented, with an analysis of counselor time usage. The elementary guidance program evaluation report presents results of a survey of students' worries and problems, and surveys of students and staff concerning guidance services. Results from 1983 and 1984 evaluations are compared. The secondary guidance program evaluation includes a report by the transitional school principal, a student opinion survey, and results of 1983 and 1984 surveys of students' needs for counseling help. Summaries of evaluation results are provided for both the transitional and high schools. Comments and recommendations are included for each level. The appendices consist of an interview guide for counselors, a description of the evaluation design, a counselor time log, counselor job descriptions, and comments on the elementary guidance program staff survey. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.