ERIC Number: ED327765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Counseling and Guidance Program Evaluation 1990-91.
Wallace, M. Charlene
This document comprises an evaluation of the kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) Counseling and Guidance program at the Des Moines (Iowa) Public Schools, a sequential program designed to provide developmental, preventive, remedial, and crisis counseling, in order to assist students in achieving self-understanding, self-responsibility, positive interpersonal relationships, acquisition of decision-making and other life-coping skills, and the attainment of academic and vocational skills. The evaluation is divided into six areas: (1) introduction, including mission statements; (2) context evaluation, including history, policies, principles, and guidelines of the Guidance and Counseling Program; (3) input evaluation, including analysis of the budget, sources of revenue, and human resources; (4) process evaluation; (5) product evaluation (assessing progress toward district goals); and (6) future plans. Results are discussed which indicate the following needs: lower counselor-counselee ratios; more secretarial help at the secondary level; computers for each counselor; a technical assistant in each high school to assist with the master schedule, the scheduling process, and the mid-Iowa requirements for grading the students; additional counselors for elementary schools; and money and release time to update counselor skills. Tables and graphs are included, and supplementary materials pertaining to the counseling program are appended. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Instructional Div.