ERIC Number: ED421670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Guidance and Counseling Program Evaluation 1997-98.
Guidance and counseling in the Des Moines public schools serves two major functions: (1) to address the social, emotional, personal, and developmental needs of students so they are better prepared to take advantage of academic programs; and (2) to facilitate the transition of students into the worlds of work, family, community, and citizenship. Continuous evaluation and adjustment of the program is required as knowledge about the development of children expands. As the program meets these challenges, it evolves towards a comprehensive, proactive, curriculum-based program central to the educational process. Evaluation of this program is reported in four parts: (1) "Context Evaluation," including the history of guidance and counseling, distribution of counseling positions, past studies of programs, past needs affecting current operation; governing policies, standards, guidelines, and regulations; role statement, and K-12 guidance and counseling goals; (2) "Input Evaluation," covering budget, sources of revenue, human resource expenditure; equipment, materials, supplies, training; community resources and district guidance advisory committee; (3) "Process Evaluation," detailing the impact of programs in elementary, middle school, high school, and district programs; building improvement objectives and outcomes, and honors/recognitions; and (4) "Future Planning." (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Independent Community School District, IA. Instructional Div.