Ch 19: School Counseling & Student Outcomes

About This Chapter

Complete this chapter to learn the ways school counselors affect student outcomes. You will learn about the various assessments and surveys involved in the processes school counselors utilize to help students plan their futures.

School Counseling & Student Outcomes - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will review various tools used by school counselors to affect student outcomes. You will discover some of the pressing issues school counselors are facing as well as what services they are supposed to offer students. Also discussed is the function of student portfolios and their evaluation. You'll learn about the different assessments school counselors use and the purposes for which they use them. At the completion of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Summarize the responsibilities of the Guidance Advisory Committee
  • Identify the achievement gap and who it affects
  • Analyze and evaluate student portfolios
  • Understand the use of psychological assessments
  • Know how assessments are used to offer career guidance to students

The succinct format of our lessons and assessments allows you to study these concepts in an efficient manner. The assessments consists of online quizzes and worksheets that can be printed. If your assessments scores are not satisfactory, you can review the previously completed lessons as needed and you can use the ask-an-expert tool to receive additional help.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: School Counseling & Student Outcomes
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Guidance Advisory Committee (GAC): Definition & Responsibilities

1. Guidance Advisory Committee (GAC): Definition & Responsibilities

In this lesson, we will define the role and responsibility of a Guidance Advisory Committee, including reviewing program data and making recommendations based upon evaluations.

What is the Achievement Gap in Education?

2. What is the Achievement Gap in Education?

Students in all groups do not perform the same academically. In this lesson, you will learn about the achievement gap, what it means, and who it affects. After the lesson, take a brief quiz to see what you learned.

Student Portfolio Assessment: Strengths & Limitations

3. Student Portfolio Assessment: Strengths & Limitations

Educators strive to use various types of authentic assessments with their students. One type of assessment is the portfolio, and this lesson describes what a portfolio is, what goes in it, and how to manage and evaluate them in a classroom.

How to Evaluate Student Writing Portfolios

4. How to Evaluate Student Writing Portfolios

Teachers can assess a student's writing in many ways. One is through a writing portfolio. This lesson will identify and discuss guidelines for evaluating a student writing portfolio and provide some examples of each.

Types of Assessments Used in Psychology

5. Types of Assessments Used in Psychology

Psychological assessments are tests that are meant to analyze a person's abilities or personality. In this lesson, we'll examine some common types of psychological tests, including projective tests, inventories, and aptitude tests.

How Can a Value-Based Career Assessment Help You Choose A Career?

6. How Can a Value-Based Career Assessment Help You Choose A Career?

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to their work life. In this lesson, we'll explore work values, including what they are, some common work values, work values assessments, and how they can influence your career choices.

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