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Aligned with the American School Counselor Association's National Model, this authoritative guide from highly respected counselor educators and trainers gives preservice and inservice counselors the tools to identify evidence-based practices in their field and to use data in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and interventions. With vignettes and recommendations in every chapter, this book offers skill-building guidelines for:
- Analyzing outcome research to inform planning
- Carrying out action research and building collaborative partnerships
- Measuring student learning and behavior change
- Communicating results to stakeholders, and more
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About the Author
Carey Dimmitt is the Associate Director of the Center for School Counseling Outcome Research, an Assistant Professor of School Counseling, and the Clinical Director of the School Counseling Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from UMass-Amherst.
Prior to her work as a counselor educator, Dr. Dimmitt worked for 14 years with children and families in schools and community mental health settings. Dr. Dimmitt’s major scholarly interests are in the areas of outcome research, effective teaching and counseling practices K-16, school counseling curriculum development, clinical training for school counselors, and systemic change in educational institutions. She is the mother of two children.
Dr. John Carey is Director of the Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation and Professor of School Counseling at UMASS Amherst. He is a recipient of an American School Counseling Association (ASCA) Counselor Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Carey is included on the Fulbright Specialist Roster and works internationally to improve school-based counseling and school counselor education. His research interests include school counseling outcome measurement, policy research in school-based counseling, standards-based models of school counseling, and the development of research-based interventions to promote academic achievement and eliminate the achievement gap. He is coeditor of Multicultural Counseling in Schools: A Practical Handbook.
Trish Hatch, Ph.D. is a Professor at San Diego State University (SDSU), where she was Director of the School Counseling Program from 2004 until 2015. She is the best-selling author of The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession (2014) and co-author of Evidence-Based Practice in School Counseling: Making a Difference with Data-Driven Practices (Dimmit, Carey & Hatch, 2007) and the ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs (ASCA, 2003; 2005).
Dr. Hatch is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCa L) in the College of Education at SDSU and is President and CEO of Hatching Results, LLC, where she has gathered a diverse team of expert school counselors, school counselor educators, and leaders to provide training and consultation across the nation on evidence-based practice and the use of data to increase outcomes for students.
She is a legislative advocate and national leader. She has served on multiple state and national school counseling research summit steering committees, including as a national expert consultant on school counseling for the Obama Administration at The White House and US Department of Education. Dr. Hatch is one of five original panel members for the National Panel for Evidenced-Based School Counseling Practices and serves on the Advisory Council for the National Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference.
A former school counselor, high school administrator, and central office administrator overseeing 72 school counselors in 32 high needs schools, Dr. Hatch has received multiple state and national school counseling awards and was inducted into the H.B. Mc Daniel Hall of Fame at Stanford University for lifetime achievement in school counseling. Most recently, she received the Excellence in Education Award for “improving the field of education and service to students” by the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the inaugural California Association of School Counselors’ School Counselor Educator of the Year (2016) award.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Authors1. Moving to Evidence-Based School Counseling Practice Integrating Evidence and Practice A Model for Evidence-Based School Counseling Practice Evidence-Based School Counseling in the Context of the Reform Movement School Counseling and Standards School Counseling Reform Summary2. Data-Based Decision Making: Knowing What Needs to Be Addressed Data-Based Decision Making and School Improvement Data-Based Decision-Making Models A General Model for Data-Based Decision Making Enabling Conditions for Data-Based Decision Making Summary3. Practical Considerations in Using Data Types of Data Collecting, Analyzing, and Disaggregating Data Developing Data-Based Action Plans Creating an Action Plan With Evaluation in Mind: Using Process, Perception, and Results Data Data Over Time Summary4. Choosing Interventions: Reading and Weighing Outcome Research Why Are Research-Based School Counseling Interventions Important? Becoming an Informed Consumer of Research The Research Context How Can School Counselors Find Interventions That Will Work? Summary5. Evaluating School Counseling Interventions and Programs What Is Evaluation? Programs and Interventions Evaluating Interventions Evaluating Programs "Customer" Satisfaction Using External Experts in School Counseling Reviews Summary Sample Intervention Evaluation Action Plan: Evaluation of Second Step Violence Prevention Curriculum (Fifth Grade)6. Action Research and Collaborative Partnerships What Is Action Research? Action Research Partnerships Why Conduct Action Research? How to Conduct Action Research Summary7. Measuring Student Learning and Behavior Change Types of Assessment Measuring Student Learning Effectively Using Existing Assessment Tools Measuring Changes in Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge Developing Pre- and Posttests Summary Sample Learning Goals and Related Pre- and Posttest Questions Sample Standards-Aligned Curriculum and Pre- and Posttests Fifth Grade-Middle School Transition Lesson8. Using Surveys to Gather Information Using Existing Surveys Survey Development Summary9. Moving to Evidence-Based School Counseling Practice An Integrated Evidence-Based Proactive Approach The Journey: Getting From Here to There A Five-Year Plan Reporting About Results to Enhance Legitimacy Disseminating Results Effectively The ASCA National Model and Results Reporting Planning Your Ongoing Professional Skill Development Reconstructing Professional IdentityAppendix A: Guidance Curriculum Action Plans, Intentional Guidance Action Plans, and a Needs Assessment SurveyAppendix B: Summary of School Counseling Outcome Research Articles and FindingsReferencesIndex