The most widely recognized standards for school counseling programs come from the American School Counseling Association (ASCA). Developed by ASCA, the National Model for School Counseling Programs provides a mechanism with which school counselors and school counseling teams can design, coordinate, implement, manage and evaluate their programs for students’ success. It provides a framework for a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program. At the local level, most states have developed their own standards for school counseling programs.
- School counseling program standards center around the three domains of student academic development, social-emotional development, and college and career readiness.
- To help answer the question “How are students different as a result of what school counselors do?” the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) created the ASCA National Model,
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