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How does a prof... ... middle of paper ... ...lors use these tools to evaluate not only personal strengths and areas of improvement but also those areas of the programs they implement in their schools. Works Cited ASCA. (2012). The ASCA national model: A framework for school counseling programs (Third ed.). Alexandria, VA: American School Counselor Association.
Schools are now using data to guide instruction. How does a school effectively assess students to increases student achievement? How does a school use this data to guide curriculum development? This paper will look at the importance of assessment in P-12 schools to improve student achievement. In this paper a critical analysis of backward design and its effect on student achievement.
I have always been of the opinion that schools impact children in ways more than the impartation of knowledge acquired from books. Of equal importance to regular teacher student interaction is counseling in schools. The benefits associated to counseling are; students are able to deal with psychological problems in a better way, issues on peer relations are taught, and it forms a bridge between the administration and the students (Wright, 2012). With this knowledge, I ventured out to interview a counselor and obtain insight in school counseling. I have learnt that school counselors help to improve, maintain and enhance emotional, social, physical, mental fitness and do develop life-long learning.
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Common Core State Standards What a student should know once he/she have completed a grade varies from school to school. On June, 2nd 2010, the Common Core State Standards or C.C.S.S. was officially launched (Rust, 2012, p. 32), which would hold students to specific standards in the English language arts and math skills, thus would prepare he/she in grades k-12 to be career and college ready (Neuman and Roskos, 2013, p.9). The CCSS has positively influenced teachers, students, and school systems; however, the CCSS also has a negative impact on them as well. School Systems Advantages First, the school systems benefit from the CCSS.
According to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), high school is a time for students to transition into adulthood and the work of work, begin separating from their parents, and exploring and defining their independence. They need guidance in making concrete and compounded decisions. This is where school counselors come in to help these students guide them with information. While interviewing the high school counselor of my choice Mr. Lee Ryland, this learner has learned that Mr. Ryland’s responsibilities as head school counselor i... ... middle of paper ... ...and then peer approval, trying to be accepted in a group. Having strong counselors is a good foundation for a school; these educators are here to help promote academic success.
The ASCA National Crosswalking Tool will improve student learning by assess the student's intrinsic factors on their drive to learn. This tool will help the counselor see if the student requires implementations of other faculty members, tutors, or a range of other interventions to become successful in their academics. In the article titled The Developmental Assets and ASCA's National Standards: A Crosswalk Review, they reflected to state that “Both movements emphasize a shift away from deficit-focused, reactionary, The Developmental Assets and ASCA's National Standards: A Crosswalk Review and crisis oriented services for some students to outcomes based, comprehensive, and developmental programming for all students”(Stevens, 2010). By using this tool you and the student can d... ... middle of paper ... ... and every one of their students to become successful during their school career and preparing them for their future endeavors. References: Martin, Ian; Carey, John; DeCoster, Karen.
The second component in the program audit is the delivery system. The delivery system includes the guidance curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, and the system support (ASCA, 2005). This component focuses on the method of implementing the school counseling program to students. ... ... middle of paper ... ...ssessing the program’s future and abilities to reach the chosen goals. The results provided by the program audit drive the program goals, training, and behavior for the following school year (ASCA, 2012).
Data-Driven Decision Making is the collection, interpretation, and dissemination of data in a manner that is intended to inform and guide district and school improvement efforts. (Carlson, 2011) Educators can analyze the data to determine which students are not making adequate learning gains each year. On a larger scale, it also gives districts the ability to identify schools that are underperforming. Examining available student data allows weaknesses in studen... ... middle of paper ... ...ction. Education Week, 26(6), 32-33.
Academic tracking will be more effective and influence a better learning environment for students to succeed in their education. Tracking can especially help high school students as they are figuring out their paths to college and career goals (Akos). The terms ability grouping, homogeneous grouping, and curriculum grouping all have the same concept of placing students into classrooms based off of their academic ability (Datnow 687). Nearly ninety five percent of schools in America use tracking some way in their school (Akos). Since tracking is such a popular theme i... ... middle of paper ... ... Search Complete.