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ASCA has published a number of books to help you on your journey to implementing a data-informed school counseling program.
"ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs (fourth edition)": The ASCA National Model® reflects a comprehensive approach to the design, implementation and assessment of a school counseling program that improves student success. The publication defines the school counselor’s role in implementation of a school counseling program and provides step-by-step tools to build each component of your school counseling program, including defining, managing, delivering and assessing. This fourth edition reflects current education practices, aligns with the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K–12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student and the ASCA Professional Standards & Competencies and assists school counselors in developing an exemplary school counseling program. Learn more or order.
“ASCA National Model Implementation Guide: Manage & Assess”: This publication is a supplement to “The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs” and is designed to provide further insight about how to implement a comprehensive school counseling program. This guide will help you apply your knowledge of the ASCA National Model in ways that can enhance the work you already do and perhaps add additional components in your program in order to have a fully implemented comprehensive school counseling program. Each section of this guide includes a description of a specific component of the ASCA National Model, suggestions on where to start with each component, do’s and don’ts, examples of what each component might look like, templates to assist with completion and tips for applying for the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). Learn more or order.
"Making DATA Work, an ASCA National Model publication": Data can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. School counseling practitioners without a solid background in data and statistics can still run a data-driven program with the help of this book. This publication complements the ASCA National Model by providing step-by-step implementation strategies, skill-building activities, examples and resources to help school counselors develop program goals, collect and analyze data and share their findings with stakeholders. Learn more or order now.