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ERIC Number: ED512567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 105
The Current Status of School Counseling Outcome Research. Research Monograph, Number 2
McGannon, Wendy; Carey, John; Dimmitt, Carey
Center for School Counseling Outcome Research (NJ1)
This paper will review some of the issues in school counseling outcome research and how these issues relate to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Legislation. Some basic information related to the NCLB mandates will be reviewed in terms of how they impact the school counseling profession and counselor accountability. Types of research will be described and a distinction will be made between research and evaluation. Additionally, this paper will include a discussion of evidence-based practice and an explanation of how all of these topics are relevant to school counselors and school counseling programs at this time. This will include a brief history of the school counseling movement from the mental health model to Comprehensive Developmental Guidance, and then to the American School Counseling Association's (ASCA) National Model and data-driven decision-making. This paper will also include a summary of the comprehensive program evaluations that have occurred in the field of school counseling and a review of the literature about school counseling outcome research. This review of outcome research will encompass studies completed within the past 20 years, including reference to the inclusive reviews of studies that have been completed during this time frame. A short section will also be included to provide readers with some information on current Centers that exist across the nation which were created to help address some of the problems that will be discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation. 357 Hills South University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. Tel: 413-545-3619; Fax: 413-545-1523; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Center for School Counseling Outcome Research
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001