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ERIC Number: ED461794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 34
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Accountability for Comprehensive Guidance Program Delivery and Quality: Program Templates.
Woodard, Sadie; Malone, Benny
The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in northwest Houston has grown extremely fast. During the 2001-2002 school year, an additional 4,000 students were added. Because of this growth, it was difficult for the district to adopt the state model for guidance and counseling programs. Many counselors followed what was recommended but it was difficult to evaluate program effectiveness. When counselors requested strategies for more efficient ways to develop the plan, the district came up with a format of using computer templates to help their workload. Templates were developed for elementary, middle, and high school counselors. The templates listed district goals; guidance curriculum descriptions; responsive services descriptions; individual planning descriptions; and guidance curriculum plans. That information helped the counselors understand what the model program was about. They were able to make estimations about time allocations and made the needed adjustments to their activities. The templates also served as a training tool and source of information for the non-counseling staff. Templates are listed in Appendix One. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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