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    CREATING EFFECTIVE

    SCHOOL COUNSELING

    SMART GOALS

    Valerie K. Hardy

    Secondary School Counseling Specialist

    Fairfax County Public Schools

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    Goals for todays session

    Participants will learn how to create SMART goals based

    on student and school data.

    Participants will learn how well written SMART goals

    guide the delivery of services to students.

    Participants will learn how to assess the effectiveness of

    SMART goals.

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    Using Data to Drive Goals

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    Examples of Existing Data to Examine

    Test Scores

    Achievement

    State

    National

    Enrollment

    Honors/AP Classes

    College Track

    Special Education

    LEP

    Graduation Rate

    By Gender

    By Ethnicity

    By SES

    Attendance

    Absences

    Tardies

    By Grade Level

    Discipline

    By Classroom

    Types of Problems

    Gender

    GPA/Class Rank

    By Gender

    By Ethnicity

    By SES

    Retention Rates

    By Subject Area

    By Grade Level

    By Gender, Ethnicity

    Post Secondary

    Plans

    Special Education

    By Gender

    By Ethnicity

    By SES

    Dropout Rate

    Grade Levels

    Gender, Ethnicity

    Reasons Why

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    Process Perception Outcome

    Types of Data

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    Process Data - What you did for whom?

    Evidence that event occurred

    How activity was conducted

    Did the program follow the prescribed practice?

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    Process Data - What you did for whom?

    Eight fourth-grade students participated in a study skills

    group that met six times for 45 minutes

    450 ninth-graders completed an individual learning plan

    38 parents attended the middle school orientation meeting

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    Perception Data - What do people think they know, believe or can do?

    Attainment of competencies

    Changes in attitudes and beliefs

    Perceived gains in knowledge

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    Perception Data - What do people think they know, believe or can do?

    100 percent of sixth-graders can identify three career

    interests

    89% of students demonstrate knowledge of promotion/

    retention criteria

    92% can identify early warning signs of violence

    93 % of fourth-graders believe fighting is not an

    appropriate method of solving problems

    69 % of all students report feeling safe at school

    90 % of the parents report benefiting from a presentation

    on college entrance requirements

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    Surveys

    Pre-Post

    Knowledge gained Change in perspective

    Needs Assessment Perception of student or program needs

    Program/Activity Evaluation

    Value of intervention or activity

    Opinion Survey Perceptions of SC program or activities

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    Outcome Data - ULTIMATE GOAL

    So what? Hard data

    Application data

    Impacted on students ability to utilize the knowledge, attitudes and skills

    1. Attendance

    2. Behavior

    3. Academic achievement

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    Outcome Data - ULTIMATE GOAL

    So what?

    Achievement Promotion rate increased

    from 88 to 94%

    Attendance Attendance increased from 91

    to 95%

    Behavioral Discipline referrals decreased

    by 30%

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    Identifying a Program Goal

    Review the school data profile to identify academic gaps by

    categories such as race/ethnicity, gender, age or grade level.

    Review current academic, career and personal/social

    domain activities and interventions provided to all students.

    This activity can help school counselors review their

    comprehensive services and consider gaps in their program

    delivery.

    Engage in a reflective process consider what is working

    and not working for students.

    Review the school improvement plan (SIP) goal and

    consider the school counseling program activities that align

    with the schools instructional accountability goals.

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    School Data Profile Template Pg. 66

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    School Data Profile

    You do not need to create a school data profile;

    the data exists on state and district websites for

    most schools (school report card).

    What demographic changes have occurred over

    time?

    Has the safety record changed?

    What trends do you see with attendance?

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    School Counseling Program Goals Pg. 27

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    Goal Setting Activity (looking at your

    program) Box 1: What is working at your school for students? For

    your program?

    Box 2: What are the barriers or challenges for students?

    Where are the gaps?

    Box 3: What school counseling programs or interventions

    are in place to address the barriers or challenges? Do you

    know whether they are working?

    Box 4: What else needs to be done to address this issue?

    Do you need more information?

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    Goal Setting Activity (looking at your

    program) What is working at your school for

    students? For your program?

    What are the barriers or challenges

    for students? Where are the gaps?

    What school counseling programs

    or interventions are in place to

    address the barriers or challenges?

    Do you know whether they are

    working?

    What else needs to be done to

    address this issue? Do you need

    more information?

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    Goal Setting Activity (looking at your

    program) What is working at your school for

    students? For your program?

    88% of students attend school

    regularly.

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    Goal Setting Activity (looking at your

    program) What is working at your school for

    students? For your program?

    88% of students attend school

    regularly.

    What are the barriers or challenges

    for students? Where are the gaps?

    A significant number of Hispanic

    students do not attend school

    regularly.

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    Goal Setting Activity (looking at your

    program) What is working at your school for

    students? For your program?

    88% of students attend school

    regularly.

    What are the barriers or challenges

    for students? Where are the gaps?

    A significant number of Hispanic

    students do not attend school

    regularly.

    What school counseling programs

    or interventions are in place to

    address the barriers or challenges?

    Do you know whether they are

    working?

    Small Groups

    Parent Programming

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    Goal Setting Activity (looking at your

    program) What is working at your school for

    students? For your program?

    88% of students attend school

    regularly.

    What are the barriers or challenges

    for students? Where are the gaps?

    A significant number of Hispanic

    students do not attend school

    regularly.

    What school counseling programs

    or interventions are in place to

    address the barriers or challenges?

    Do you know whether they are

    working?

    Small Groups

    Parent Programming

    What else needs to be done to

    address this issue? Do you need

    more information?

    Why are students not attending

    school

    Impact of attendance and grades

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    Goal Alignment

    1 School District Goals

    2

    School Goals/Improvement Plan Goals

    3 School Counseling Program Goals

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    Guiding Questions

    What do you want to know or understand?

    What is to be evaluated and why?

    Does your statement/question align with the

    schools goal or school improvement plan?

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    Effective Program Goals

    Promote achievement, attendance, behavior

    and/or school safety.

    Are based on school data.

    Address school wide data, policies and practices

    to address closing-the-gap issues.

    Address academic, ca