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Alabama Professional Education Personnel Evaluation Program. Field Test of Counselor System. July 2000. Provides a sense of how well the instruments and procedures are working. ·. Provides information on what areas of the evaluation system need changing. ·.

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Alabama

Professional

Education

Personnel

Evaluation

Program

Field Test of

Counselor

System

July 2000

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Provides a sense of how well the instruments and procedures are working

·

Provides information on what areas of the evaluation system need changing

·

Provides feedback from those who are being evaluated and those who are evaluators

·

Provides data for setting standards

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Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

Field Test

Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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The evaluation system incorporates the Alabama Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Model

The evaluation system considers the primary interventions of counselors as approved by the American School Counselor Association in June 1999

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Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

Foundations

Guidance curriculum

Individual planning

Responsive services

System support

Counseling

Large Group Guidance

Consultation

Coordination

Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

Competencies

Eight Competencies: Structure parallels other evaluation systems

1.0 Preparation for Delivery of Services

2.0 Delivery of Counseling and Guidance Services

3.0 Evaluation of Counseling and Guidance Services

4.0 Management of the Counseling/Guidance Program

5.0 Positive Counseling and Guidance Climate

6.0 Communication

7.0 Professional Development and Leadership

8.0 Performance of Professional Responsibility

Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

Data Collection Instruments/Forms

  • Self-Assessment
  • Interview (oral or written)
  • Pre/Post Observation Conferences
  • Observation of Guidance Sessions
  • Supervisor Review Form
  • Portfolio
  • Surveys
  • Professional Development Plan (generates Professional
  • Development/Leadership Competency score during next cycle)
  • Evaluation Summary Report

Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

Self Assessment

Generates data for all competency areas

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Optionally used by the counselor and shared with evaluator

only if counselor agrees

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Used by the counselor to:

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1)

Identify areas that need improvement

2)

Compare the counselor’s perceptions of

performance with the results of the

evaluation

3)

Determine areas for professional growth

activities to be included in a

professional development plan

Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

The Interview

Two types of interviews:

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A Structured Interview with 5 questions commonly asked of

all counselors (oral and written options)

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A Clarifying Interview with probing questions focused on

clarifying or bringing understanding to the written interview and portfolio (questions differ from counselor to counselor)

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Clarifying Interview conducted after the evaluator analyzes the written interview and portfolio

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Modified scripting is used to record responses

in oral option

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Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

The Observation

Counselor is observed while conducting guidance sessions

Counselor may be working with individual students or a

group of students

Each counselor is observed on two occasions (three, if needed)

Each observation is accompanied by pre- and post-observation

conferences

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Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

Supervisor’s Review Form

Generates data for competencies in Management,

Communication, and Professional Responsibilities

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Provides data where a supervisor should have objective,

experiential information

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Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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There is no one specific form of packaging required for the portfolio,

but there are organizational requirements

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Each entry (piece of evidence) is accompanied by a Portfolio Entry

Form

Generates data for 4 Competencies and 7 Indicators

Counselor is responsible for providing some evidence of his/her

knowledge and skills

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Total portfolio requires approximately 15 pieces of evidence

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One piece of evidence might serve 2-3 purposes

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With multiple purposes, a portfolio may have 8-10 entries

(pieces of evidence)

Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

Portfolio

Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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Explicit guidelines for developing evidence in each area are

provided in the evaluation/orientation manual

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Evaluated on the quality of materials rather than the quantity of

materials in the portfolio

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"Extra" entries will not be considered by the evaluator

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Portfolio

Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

Portfolio

Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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2.2 Counseling

Survey results

1 artifact around consultation

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2.3 Coordinates Assessment

Survey results

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1 artifact

3.1 Evaluates Program

1 artifact around evaluation

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1 artifact around use of results

6.2 Written Communication

2 artifacts around written work

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8.3 Cooperates with Peers

Survey results, 1 artifact

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8.4 Cooperation with School/Comm

Survey results, 1 artifact

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Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

Portfolio

Indicator

Evidence

2.1 Guidance

Survey results

2 artifacts around components of

comprehensive school guidance

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Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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Surveys are being field tested to determine whether

they can be used in the Portfolio and Supervisor’s Review

Form as part of the holistic scoring process

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Surveys are provided for teachers, students in grades 4-6 and 7-12, and parents

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Survey questions address the Competencies and Indicators

The counselor will distribute, collect, and

analyze the surveys

Respondents are to remain anonymous and

represent a cross-section within the group

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Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

The Survey

Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

Evaluation Summary Report

Used to present the scores developed from each of

the instruments

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To complete the ESR, the evaluator:

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1.

Completes demographic information requested

2.

Records the scores from each instrument

3.

Writes comments, explanations, or justifications in the space

provided that support the score for the specific area

4.

Identifies 1 - 2 areas for focus in planning

professional development for the coming year(s)

Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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Alabama Counselor Evaluation System

Professional Development Plan

Professional

Development

Plan

Activities focus on areas of improvement as identified in the Evaluation Summary Report

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Activities focus on the improvement of student achievement

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Used to evaluate Competency 7: Professional Development and Leadership after first year of evaluation

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Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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Questions?

Counselor Field Test Evaluation

Alabama Department of Education

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COUNSELORS

COMPETENCIES

Teacher System

Counselor System

Eight Competencies

Eight Competencies

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Preparation for Instruction

Preparation for Delivery of Services

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Delivery of counseling and guidance

Services

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Presentation of Instruction

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Evaluation of counseling and guidance

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Assessment of Student Performance

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Management of Counseling/Guidance

Program

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Classroom Management

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Positive Counseling/Guidance Climate

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Positive Climate

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Communication

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Communication

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Prof. Development/Ldrship

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Prof. Development/Ldrship

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Prof Responsibilities

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Prof Responsibilities

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COUNSELOR SYSTEM

COMPARISONS

Teacher System

Counselor System

Classroom

Classroom or Counseling/Guidance Centers

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Academic Content, Educational Skills (e.g., decision making), Career Knowledge and Awareness, Knowledge of Self

Academic Content

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Equipment/Materials, Activities, and Techniques

Equipment/Materials

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(e.g. prevention and intervention, skill

development)

Management of Program/Services

Management of Behavior

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Counseling/Guidance Climate

Climate

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COUNSELOR

INSTRUMENTS/DATA SOURCES

Teacher System

Counselor System

Self Assessment

Self Assessment

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(Same format)

Interview

Interview

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(3 questions, 5 indicators.

Focus around instructional

preparation, student

assessment)

(5 questions, 6 indicators. Focus around

preparation of services and evaluation of

those services

Pre/Post Observation

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Pre/Post Observation

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(Same procedures, first two questions

adapted for counselors)

Observation

Observation

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(17 indicators)

(Focus on presentation of guidance

services. Some indicators

are the same)

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COUNSELOR

INSTRUMENTS/DATA SOURCES

Teacher System

Counselor System

Supervisor’s Review Form

Supervisor’s Review Form

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(Adds program management, rest same

as teacher system)

Portfolio and surveys

(No Equivalent)

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ESR is same except for adding portfolio

scoring

Evaluation Summary Report

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Competency 7 Scoring is same

Competency 7 Scoring

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(Not scored in field test since no past

PDP has been developed)

PDP

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PDP has no changes

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