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ERIC Number: ED457433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 13
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Assessing the Effectiveness of School Guidance Programs: Program, Personnel, and Results Evaluation.
Gysbers, Norman C.
Three forms of evaluation are required to fully evaluate comprehensive school guidance programs. First, the program must be reviewed using program standards, evidence, and documentation to establish that a written guidance program exists in a school district and that the written program matches the implemented program. Second, guidance program personnel need job descriptions derived directly from the program so that evaluation forms can be developed and used for formative and summative personnel evaluation. Third, results evaluation that focuses on the impact of the guidance and counseling activities in the guidance curriculum; individual planning; responsive services; and system-support components of a comprehensive guidance program is necessary. This document reports that 20 years of research show positive effects of guidance counseling on students' academic achievement. A set of standards is included for professional school counselor evaluations issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Illustrations of immediate and intermediate results evaluation using the structure of the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program are presented. (Contains 16 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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