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  1. Development of the WV School Counselor Performance Standards School Counselor Evaluation Task Force February 23, 2011

  2. Standards 101 • Convey a unified vision of the big ideas and supporting concepts within a discipline • Are the widely recognized criterion used as a basis for judgment of performance or practice • Foundation for Practice – Knowledge/Skills/Dispositions

  3. West Virginia Professional School Counselor Standards Provide: • A common language that describes what a counselor needs to know and be able to do • A basis for West Virginia higher education school counselor preparation programs • A foundation for a school counselor evaluation system • Guide for professional development

  4. West Virginia Professional School Counselor Standards Provide: • an expanded vision of the integral nature of the school counselor within the school and the community; • the parameters for the essential knowledge, skills and dispositions that WV school counselors are to possess, • a discussion document that communicates the essential functions of the school counselor ; • the framework for a school counselor performance assessment (evaluation system); and • a road map for continuous improvement.

  5. Lineage of West Virginia Professional School Counselor Standards Spring - Summer 2009 Fall - Winter 2009 Spring 2010 Summer 2010 October 2010 December 2010


  6. Desegregated other Standards… • American School Counselor Association (ASCA) • Utah, Texas, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Kansas School Counseling Standards • Charlotte Danielson • CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) • National Technology Standards (ISTE) • WV Educator and Leadership Standards

  7. Pedigree of West Virginia Professional Counselor Standards • Developed by • West Virginia school counselors • Key stake holders (principals, central office leaders, RESA, WVBE, and WVDE) • Reviewed by National Experts (Dr. Pat Henderson and others) • Made ready for WVBE Policy 5100 in conjunction with • Individuals from the Office of Professional Preparation

  8. A Picture of the WV Professional School Counselor Standards • Standard 1:Program Planning, Design and Management • Standard 2: Program Delivery • Standard 3: Data Driven Accountability and Program Evaluation • Standard 4: Leadership and Advocacy • Standard 5: Professional Growth and Responsibilities

  9. Architecture of West Virginia Professional Counselor Standards • Standard – Broad statements/constructs • Function – Describes the important functional or procedural parts of the standard • Indicator – Further delineate the functions into observable measures

  10. Architecture of West Virginia Professional Counselor Standards • Indicator Rubrics – Performance descriptions of the indicator statement • Levels of Performance • Distinguished • Accomplished • Emerging • Unsatisfactory

  11. Sample Rubric

  12. New School Counseling Evaluation System Partnering with Edvantia Timeline January 2011 Convene Evaluation Task Force Feb. – April 2011 Define Critical Elements and Measures April – September 2011 Design Evaluation Process and Tools Jan. – June 2012 Field Test and Further Refine 2011 – 2012 School Year Pilot in SIG schools/demonstration sites 2012-13 School Year Full Implementation

  13. Policy 2315 Revisions Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling January 2011 Convene Policy 2315 Revisions Task Force Spring – Fall 2011 Work with task force to develop revision recommendations Winter 2011 Present Policy 2315 revision recommendations to State Board

  14. School Counseling Program DEMONSTRATION SITES Create ‘Model Programs’ to operationalize standards Jan. – April 2011 (Development) Develop Training Modules Spring 2011 Identify schools to serve as demonstration sites Spring – Fall 2011 (Training) Train school teams to fully align programs with standards Fall 2011 – June 2012 (Align Practice) Implement aligned processes and protocols WVDE supports early implementation Field Test evaluation system (Jan. – June 2012)

  15. Barbara Ashcraft School Counseling Coordinator Office of School Improvement bashcraft@access.k12.wv.us 304-558-3319 WV Department of Education

  16. Thank You!