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1 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST National Center for Transforming School Counseling Minority Student Achievement Network Mini Conference: Bridging the Gap November 18 – 19, 2013 School Counselors and Equity: Ensuring College and Career Readiness for Every Student

2 © 2013 NCTSC NOSCA 2012 SCHOOL COUNSELOR SURVEY

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4 © 2013 National Center for Transforming School Counseling Key Finding: Efficacy

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8 © 2013 National Center for Transforming School Counseling Key Finding: Training

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11 © 2013 National Center for Transforming School Counseling Key Finding: Accountability

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18 © 2013 National Center for Transforming School Counseling Key Finding: Aligned Resources

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27 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST National Center for Transforming School Counseling We have an Ethical Obligation Every student Special attention to historically underserved Advocates for and affirms diverse populations Ensure equity…through use of data to close achievement and opportunity gaps Protects against anything not in the student’s best interest Informs…anything potentially disruptive to school’s mission

28 © 2013 NCTSC What Does This Mean? Situations that were not ethical dilemmas before are ones now.

29 © 2013 NCTSC © 2012 THE EDUCATION TRUST National Center for Transforming School Counseling Equality Equity “ The Highest Equality is Equity” Victor Hugo

30 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST National Center for Transforming School Counseling Equity or Equality?

31 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST National Center for Transforming School Counseling We have a Moral Imperative Kids have no choice over the color of their skin, the language they speak or family income We either help or harm, this is no neutral – School counselor words and actions are POWERFUL Educators misinterpret incompetence for insubordination – High school students are still children! Remember development theory. Our responsibility to shed light and heat on equity and opportunity gaps – Include both gaps of commission and omission

32 © 2013 NCTSC Equity Gaps Based On: Race Class Gender Sexual Orientation Religion Culture Ability/Disability Age Goth Nationality Other Areas Unique to Educations – Tracking – Athletes – Clubs – ?? (School counselors know where the gaps are)

33 © 2013 NCTSC Equity Gaps: Comission School clubs After-school programs Athletic study tables Gifted/Talented programs Access to challenging courses Access to support services Access to resources Distribution of teacher talent

34 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST National Center for Transforming School Counseling Equity Gaps: Omission Lack of just-in-time student support Not having early warning system for students Not paying particular attention to students who have historically be underserved by the education system Primarily the lack of Just-in-Time student support

35 © 2013 NCTSC HOW MIGHT SCHOOL COUNSELORS CONTRIBUTE TO THE EQUITY GAP?

36 © 2013 NCTSC CCR Course Sequence Enrollment Disaggregated by School Counselor

37 © 2013 NCTSC HOW DOES THE COMMON CORE FIT INTO ALL OF THIS?

38 © 2013 National Center for Transforming School Counseling So What is the School Counselor’s Role in the Implementation of the Common Core? Step 1: Understand It Step 2: Support It Step 3: Act on It Achieve (2012) Implementing the Common Core: The Role of the School Counselor

39 © 2013 National Center for Transforming School Counseling Understand It Are aligned with college and work expectations; Are clear, understandable, and consistent; Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order skills; Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards; Are informed by other top-performing countries so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society; and Are evidence based. Achieve (2012) Implementing the Common Core: The Role of the School Counselor

40 © 2013 National Center for Transforming School Counseling Support It Think across grade levels; Develop comprehensive school counseling plans; Provide focused professional support to teachers and academic supports to students; Work in alignment with American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national standards for professional school counseling; Create standards-based college- and career-focused lessons; and Design clearer processes for course sequencing and credit articulation. Achieve (2012) Implementing the Common Core: The Role of the School Counselor

41 © 2013 NCTSC Advocate for and Act on It Content: Literacy Instruction Mathematics Instruction Instructional Time Instructional Practices Professional Learning Assessment Technology Integration Culture How? Become familiar with school data Disaggregate data by subgroups Present inservice presentations Join committees/leadership teams YOU ARE THE VOICE OF THE STUDENTS Adapted from: Achieve (2012) Implementing the Common Core: The Role of the School Counselor

42 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST National Center for Transforming School Counseling We have a Moral Imperative Kids have no choice over the color of their skin, their language or family income Help or harm Commission vs omission Incompetence vs insubordination Equity and opportunity gaps

43 © 2013 NCTSC How Can the School Counselors Do This Work?  Creating data-driven school counseling programs aligned with the school’s improvement plan serve students better  Taking a leadership role in schools helps bring about systemic change and alter student outcomes

44 © 2013 NCTSC Source: ASCA National Model 3 rd Edition

45 © 2013 NCTSC The old question was… “What do counselors do?” The new question is… “How has student achievement increased as a result of the school counseling team?“

46 © 2013 NCTSC Mentoring Students Phone Contact Study Skills Group Small Group Classroom Guidance Behavior Management Bully Proofing Program Tutoring Typical School Counseling Program Activities Individual Counseling

47 © 2013 NCTSC Mentoring Students Phone Contact Study Skills Group Small Group Classroom Guidance Behavior Management Bully Proofing Program Tutoring 70% Attendance Rate for Low SES Students Data Driven School Counseling Programs Individual Counseling Student Focused

48 © 2013 NCTSC Student Focused Interventions Interventions designed to directly help students gain knowledge and skills in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development in order to help them better navigate the educational system – do better in school

49 © 2013 NCTSC Academic Results Interventions (6-8) 72 students avoided retention

50 © 2013 NCTSC Lead Task Force Advocate PD for Honors Teachers Advocate for Open Enrollment Disaggregate Data by ??? Advocate for Task Force Team With Parents & Community Conduct Teacher Inservice Advocate For Early Supports Only 15% Hispanic enrollment rate in honors classes Data Driven School Counseling Programs Student Focus Groups System Focused

51 © 2013 NCTSC System Focused Interventions Interventions designed to help the system (school) change in order to better meet the needs of the students. Examples: Change educator attitudes, expectations, and priorities Reduce with adult resistance to change Change policy Change practice

52 © 2013 NCTSC Minority Enrollment in a Jefferson County High School – Systems-Focused

53 © 2013 NCTSC Ensure Students in Rigorous Courses Advocate for Students Gather & Present Data Inservice Presentations Classroom Guidance Small Group Interventions Individual Interventions Referral DATA System Focused Activities Student Focused Activities School Counseling Connected to the Mission of the School

54 © 2013 NCTSC PLH ithin every child is a dream, Filled with the hope of happiness and The bright promise of success. We are the guardians of dreams. We must garner the power of education, family, community; Yea, of all creation if we must, So that not one dream fades into darkness.

55 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST National Center for Transforming School Counseling Contact Information Peggy Hines, Ed.D (cell)


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