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School Counselor Accountability: A MEASURE of Student Success provides strategies for understanding, designing and implementing accountability measures as the cornerstone of a comprehensive school counseling program.
This practical book provides school counselors, counselor educators, graduate students and school administrators with the knowledge and skills to use data informed practice to connect school counseling programs to school improvement. School counselors learn how to lead, advocate, and collaborate with colleagues for the ultimate goal of improving student achievement and student success in school. MEASURE is an action research model that serves as a supplemental text for school counseling and administration courses.
The book shows how to design and implement accountable programs and how to measure and report results. MEASURE is a tool that school counselors can use to align their work with the accountability requirements of state and national standards such as No Child Left Behind.
"The information is presented in a way that will help the students think differently about accountability... The framework provided by the MEASURE model serves as a recipe for achieving success." -Phyllis Hallberg, Florida International University
"This gives life to the accountability concept now required in the school counseling profession... The key strength of this work is the presentation of a concrete model for bringing about systemic change in schools using data." -Susan Norris Huss, Bowling Green State University
Carolyn Stone, Ed.D., is a professor at the University of North Florida (UNF) where she teaches and researches in the area of legal and ethical issues for school counselors and school counselors in the accountability climate. Prior to becoming a counselor educator, Stone spent 22 years with the Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Florida where she served as Supervisor of Guidance, an elementary and high school counselor, and a teacher. Dr. Stone served as the President of the American School Counselor for the 2006-07 school year and holds the position of ASCA’s Ethics Chair. She is Past-President of the Florida Counseling Association and the Florida Association of Administrators and Supervisors. Stone has delivered several hundred workshops to practicing school counselors on legal and ethical issues and school counselors working in a climate of accountability and has written extensively on these two subjects in textbooks, journal articles, and other professional publications. She has published two text books: The Transformed School Counselor with Carol Dahir and School Counseling Principles: Ethics and Law.
Carol A. Dahir, Ed.D., is an associate professor and the coordinator of School Counselor Education at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Her career path includes elementary teacher, middle school counselor, and fourteen years as supervisor of school counseling programs and student support services. Since 1995, Carol Dahir has worked extensively with numerous state departments of education, school systems, school counselor associations, and national organizations as a consultant on the school counseling national standards, comprehensive program development and accountability and continuous improvement for school counselors. She is a past president of the New York State School Counselor Association, served on the governing board for the American School Counselor Association as a Vice President for Postsecondary/Supervisors, and also as the North Atlantic Region Trustee for the National Career Development Association.
An accomplished national and international presenter, Carol Dahir is the co-author of ASCA’s Sharing the Vision: The National Standards for School Counseling Programs and Vision Into Action: Implementing the National Standards. Recently she has collaborated with Dr. Carolyn Stone to publish The Transformed School Counselor (2006) and two editions of School Counselor Accountability: A MEASURE of Student Success (2004; 2007).She writes extensively about school counselors and accountability, school improvement, and program development in textbooks, journals, and professional publications.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - The Accountability Imperative for School Counselors
Chapter 2 — Accountability: The Cornerstone of the ASCA National Model
Chapter 3 - Demystifying Data
Chapter 4 - MEASURE: Six Steps to Improving Student Success
Chapter 5 - School Counselors Demonstrating Accountability
Chapter 6 — Preparing Graduate Students to be Data-Driven Practitioners
American School Counselor Association National Model: A Framework For School Counseling Programs
Critical Data Examples
MEASURE Template and Report Card