Using Data to Evaluate School Counseling Programs

2 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

Collecting and analyzing data can help school counselors and their administrators identify achievement gaps, understand educational issues, and assess programs to ensure they are making a difference for all students. Participants will develop annual student outcome goals that identify the measurable impact the school counseling program will have on student achievement, attendance, and/or behavior. Annual student outcome goals are based on school data and focus attention on issues related to a gap in achievement, attendance, or behavior. School counselors play a critical role in ensuring access and equitable educational choices are provided to all students. School counselors need to be able to recognize prevailing barriers causing students to struggle. The use of data to demonstrate impact and accountably assumes a wide base of knowledge, skill, and application.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA Educators involved in any counseling process or program.

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What You Will Learn

  • Provides a review of the purpose of the data gathered, the methods used to examine or collect data, the results, and the implications or recommendations that can be made based on the results
  • Assess progress toward the design and delivery of a comprehensive school counseling program, the impact on students as indicated by participation, Mindsets & Behaviors, and outcome data, as well as school-counselor specific actions


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.