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Title: Closing the Achievement Gap for Latino Students Transforming School Counseling Oregon Superintendents


1
Closing the Achievement Gap for Latino Students
Transforming School Counseling Oregon
Superintendents Summer Institute August, 2006
  • Work Ready,
  • College Ready,
  • Same Preparation

2
Redesign Current School Counselor
RolesGoal To retrain and prepare school
counselors who work to remove institutional
barriers that keep us from educating all students
to respectable levels of achievement.
3
Standards-Based Reform
High Standards for All Students aligned with
Challenging Curriculum and Assessments
Ongoing Support for Teachers and Students
Increased Student Achievement
4
Where are School Counselors?
Absent from School Reform
Peripheral to the Mission and Function of Schools
School Counselor?
5
  • Therapist
  • Quasi-Administrator
  • Resource Person
  • Program Coordinator
  • Special Teacher
  • Educational Planner
  • Buddy

6
ASCA National Standards
7
People wonder.
  • What DO counselors DO?

8
New DefinitionSchool Counseling
  • A profession that focuses on the relations and
    interactions between students and their school
    environment with the expressed purpose of
    reducing the effect of environmental and
    institutional barriers that impede student
    academic success.
  • The Education
    Trust

9
What Is The Difference Between Now And The
Future?
Traditional Role Descriptors 1. Counseling 2.
Consultation 3. Coordination
New Vision Role Descriptors 1.
Leadership 2. Advocacy 3. Teaming
Collaboration 4. Counseling Coordination 5.
Assessment Use of Data
10
A Shift in Focus
  • INDIVIDUAL FOCUS
  • Works in Isolation
  • Works Primarily with Individual Student Problems
  • Manages School Counseling Program Separate from
    School Mission
  • SYSTEMIC FOCUS
  • Teams and Collaborates with All Stakeholders
  • Works to Make Systemic Change
  • Involved Extensively as a Leader in School and
    Community

11
The old question was
What do counselors do?
The new question is
How has student achievement increased as a
result of what school counselors do?
12
School Counselors Need Skills in
  • 1) Working as Leaders to Promote Access
    Equity for All Students
  • 2) Using Data to Change Policy Practice
  • 3) Advocacy for Systemic Change
  • 4) Taking Action to Help All Students Meet
    High Standards
  • 5) Using Results to Drive Next Steps

13
Design Implement Data-Driven School Counseling
Programs
14
Examples of Data to Examine
Test Scores Achievement State National Enrollment Honors/AP Classes College Track Special Education 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 Special Education By Gender By Ethnicity By SES Dropout Rate Grade Levels Gender, Ethnicity Reasons Why
15
Data Driven Programs Can
  • Increase numbers of students in rigorous courses
  • Help ALL students have access to the entire
    curriculum
  • Lower dropout rates
  • Raise attendance rates
  • Reduce retention rates, and
  • Help Schools Get to Proficiency

16
Counselors Taking Action
Teamwork And Collaboration
STOP
Use of Data
Advocacy
EQUITY STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT SYSTEMIC CHANGE
Leadership
Counseling
Yield
DO NOT ENTER
17
The National Center for Transforming School
Counseling
  • Paul F. Ruiz, PhD
  • The Education Trust
  • www.edtrust.org
  • pruiz_at_edtrust.org 210-979-0575
  • www.edtrust.org 202-293-2607
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