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Title: Brenda Leggiadro, East High School


1
Data in School Counseling
  • Brenda Leggiadro, East High School
  • Ruth E. Lohmeyer, Northeast High School
  • RAMP Schools Lincoln Public Schools

2
What is RAMP?
  • Recognized ASCA Model Program
  • How are students different based on our program?
  • Can you prove it?
  • Data is key!

3
Who are we?
East Northeast
Total enrollment 1396 1401
Graduation rate 89.39 74.11
Average ACT Score Class of 2011 25.1 22.5
Ethnicity White 86.5 72
Students who receive Free/Reduced Lunch 16.3 52.3
Students who receive SPED services 12.89 18.6
Students identified as Gifted/Highly Gifted 502 218
Number of school counselors 5 5
4
We want you to understand
  • Why do counselors use data?
  • What data do counselors collect and use?
  • How is the data gathered?

5
Counseling Program Themes
  • Collaboration
  • Systemic change
  • Leadership
  • advocacy

6
School counselors work to develop skills in
  • Three Domains
  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal-Social

7
School counseling interventions impact
  • students knowledge, skills, and attitudes in
    order to affect
  • Attendance
  • Behavior
  • Achievement

8
What data do counselors collect and use?
  • Process
  • What was done and for whom
  • Perception
  • What students think, know, or demonstrate
  • Results
  • So what?

9
How does this look in practice?
  • Example East High Counseling Goal - Transition
  • Gather information baseline information
    surveys, test results, failures look at
    subgroups
  • Design and deliver interventions based on
    research process data
  • Identify performance of subgroups perception
    data
  • Review results

10
Gather InformationTransition to H.S. by
Subject 9th graders
11
Gather Information9th Graders Said They Need
Help With
12
Design and Deliver InterventionHotmath
13
Design and Deliver Intervention Transcript
Activity
Of the group 78 had never seen their transcript before.
I was surprised by what was on my transcript. 50 50
Because of this activity, I plan to take a full class load each semester. 20 80


Yes! A change in attitude!
14
Identify subgroups Representative Sample -
Failures
Total Transfer Students
Grades 9-10 27 9
Grade 11 21 7
15
Design and Deliver Interventions Students New
to East
  • New student Blue Crew
  • Small group meetings
  • 4-5 sessions long Meet your administrator
    Meet your counselor Library skills East Clubs
    Follow-Up
  • Ambassadors trained to help new students
    transition to East

16
Follow Up
  • Students 9-12 from 2 counselors with 2 or more
    Fs were tracked.
  • New students participating in Ambassador/New
    Student Blue Crew activities showed significantly
    fewer failures
  • Dropped from 30 of failures prior to
    intervention to 15 after intervention

17
Results Data
  • ACT Information
  • Percent of the class taking the ACT rose from 69
    to 74
  • Composite ACT rose from 24.4. to 24.6
  • Percent meeting Math benchmark rose from
  • 69 to 75
  • Percent meeting all four benchmarks rose from 45
    to 48

18
LNEs Counseling Goals
  1. Increase the Graduation Rate
  2. Decrease Course Failures
  3. Increase College-Going Rate

19
Goal1 Increase Graduation Rate
20
Who is not graduating in four years?Process
Data
  • First Generation Upward Bound
  • Low Income - Learn to Dream Scholarship
  • Minority community resources
  • High Mobility Social Worker
  • Case Worker/Probation
  • Mental Health community resources

21
Counseling Goal 2 Decrease Failures
  • Added labels to Student Schedules for stake
    holders to see
  • N.O.T. Not On Track to graduate with their
    class
  • NGR 12th grader not graduating with class
  • Late Grad 12th grader needing summer school to
    graduate with class
  • Our Focus 9th/10th grade students with 3 Fs
  • Plan Meet with alpha administrator and student
    services personnel twice/month
  • Developed list of Interventions available
  • Watch List PLC

22
Progress Grades Perception Data
23
Interventions
  • Academic Support Class
  • Schedule Adjustment
  • Parent Meeting
  • IEP manager Check with teachers
  • Mental Health
  • SAT Referral
  • SCIP Referral
  • Social Worker Referrals
  • Bird-dogging

24
Results Data
25
Demographics of 9th Grade Watch List
  • 138 students
  • 61 (84) Low Income (qualified for Free/Reduced
    Lunch)
  • 33 (45) Special Education
  • 36 (49) Enrolled in Academic Support class
    Pinnacle check
  • 8 (11) Participated in the University of
    Nebraska Building Bridges counseling program
  • 2 students Participated in regular therapy from
    Child Guidance Services during the school day

26
Perception Data
27
Lincoln Northeast Goal 3
  • Increase college-going rate
  • College Access Grant-First Generation Target
  • College Field Trips
  • Senior Interview college applications/transcript
  • FAFSA filing
  • ACT Compass Testing

28
Southeast Community College (SCC) Learn To
Dream Scholarship Program
  • Focus
  • Free/Reduced eligible seniors
  • Intervention
  • Senior Group Interviews
  • Partnered with Southeast Community College for
    Compass Testing, Application and Transcript Day
  • Partnered with EducationQuest for FAFSA
  • Scholarship Workshops
  • Field Trips to SCC

29
College Going Rate
30
Demographics of Learn to Dream students
  • 45 of LNE graduates
  • 70 First Generation College
  • 52 Free/Reduced Lunch
  • 20 Minority
  • Rank in lower half of class (lt2.75 GPA)
  • Accounted for largest increase in our
    college-going rate

31
College-and-Career Ready?
  • 108 of 2012 seniors took ACT Compass Test
  • Math (32) 65/108 60 college-ready
  • Reading (80) 47/108 43 college-ready
  • Writing (70) 48/108 44 college-ready
  • 23/108 met all three 21

32
How do counselors obtain data?
  • Test scores
  • Surveys
  • Subgroup scores
  • Observation tally
  • Attendance numbers
  • Website hits
  • Discipline referrals
  • Demographic Profiles
  • ACT Profile
  • Failures/GPA/Class Rank
  • College-Going Rates
  • Graduation Rate/Dropout Rate

33
Survey Monkey
34
How do counselors obtain data?
  • Test scores
  • Surveys
  • Subgroup scores
  • Observation tally
  • Attendance numbers
  • Website hits
  • Discipline referrals
  • Demographic Profiles
  • ACT Profile
  • Failures/GPA/Class Rank
  • College-Going Rates
  • Graduation Rate/Dropout Rate

35
So, now
  • Why do counselors use data?
  • What data do counselors collect and use?
  • How is the data gathered?

36
Questions?
  • Brenda Leggiadro, Counseling Team Leader, Lincoln
    East High School bleggia_at_lps.org
  • Ruth E. Lohmeyer, Counseling Team Leader, Lincoln
    Northeast High School rlohm_at_lps.org
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