ERIC Number: EJ701885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-1
Reference Count: 20
What Counselors Do in High-Achieving Schools: A Study on the Role of the School Counselor
Fitch, Trey J.; Marshall, Jennifer L.
Professional School Counseling, v7 n3 p172 Feb 2004
School counselors are being challenged to redefine their role to better support the overall academic performance of students. In light of this challenge, counselors need to know characteristics of counseling programs in high-achieving schools. The authors of this study collected information from 63 schools in Kentucky regarding the tasks of the school counselor and the school's student achievement test scores. Results of the study indicated that counselors in higher-achieving schools spent more time on program management, coordination, and aligning programs with professional standards.
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Standards, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, School Counselors, Counselor Role, Leadership Qualities
American School Counselors Association, 1101 King St., Suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314. Web site: http://www.schoolcounselor.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky