Fayetteville-Manlius school counselors will regularly evaluate the effectiveness of their program by monitoring student achievement, behavioral referrals, social-emotional well-being, graduation rates, diploma types and other measures to assess how students are different as a result of the school counseling program. The school counseling program components will be reviewed through data analysis, program results and evaluation.
The collection, analysis, and reporting of data ensures that decisions about students are made based on evidence. The use of data replaces subjectivity with objectivity and guides the school counselor and student support staff in planning and delivering learning support programs for all students.
Counselors analyze the school counseling program using information collected through process, perception, or outcomes data samples. This data will be used to inform decisions related to program improvements. Counselors will annually review the program to identify trends, areas of success and areas in need of improvement. This information will be shared, as needed, with other faculty members.
Evaluation and Improvement
Program evaluation and improvement has four components: self-analysis of the school counselor’s strengths and areas of improvement using the School Counselor Competencies Assessment, self-analysis of the school counseling program’s strengths and areas of improvement, evaluation of the school counselor’s performance using the Fayetteville-Manlius APPR document and review of program goals created at the beginning of the year.