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ERIC Number: EJ886146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC): A Measure to Support School Counselor Accountability Efforts
Uellendahl, Gail; Stephens, Diana; Buono, Lisa; Lewis, Rolla
Journal of School Counseling, v7 n32 2009
The need for greater accountability in school counseling practice is widely accepted within the profession. However, there are obstacles to making accountability efforts common practice among all school counselors. The Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC) is a tool that can be used to encourage and support these efforts. In this study, 146 SPARC participants were surveyed to determine the impact of their participation in the SPARC application process. Results indicate that participation led to an increased use of student outcomes data for program improvement, increased awareness about student support programs among stakeholders, and increased action research activities. (Contains 2 tables.)
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California