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School Counseling, M.Ed.

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome SC-A Multicultural Competence

School counselor candidates will exhibit multicultural competence by demonstrating their awareness of the impact that student diversity has on their practice in school settings.
Objective 8 School counseling program candidates will apply an understanding of diversity and equity issues in school counseling practice at the proficient level (MISC-2010.1.1.4).

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
The outcome of 80% is less than the desited target of 90%. However, this might be expected of first year students who continue to learn the importance of applying their understanding of diversity and equity issues in school counseling practice. The other measures of this objective are all at or above the threshold. It might be wise to lower the expected target for this measure as it is likely to be expected of candidates during their first year of the program.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The overall percent of students at the proficient level has gone down since the baseline report of 100% at the beginning of this review cycle; however, this represents 2 student of 13 who missed the mark of proficient as was assessed as developing rather than unsatisfactory.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
This progress report simply includes an update of the data since this measure was previously achieved.

2017 Status
Achieved
The overall percent of students at the proficient level has gone down since the baseline report of 100% at the beginning of this review cycle; however, this represents 1 student of 12 who missed the mark of proficient and was assessed by the instructor as developing rather than unsatisfactory. Additionally, note that the other indicators that measure this objective have not yet met the target, which explains why the status report is not yet achieved.

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
Students continue to meet the desired target and exceed the threshold when rounding up.

Measure 4

2019 Status
Achieved
For some reason data were not collected from candidates who finished the program in Winter of 2018; however, the results from Winter of 2017 and Winter of 2019 indicate that candidates are rating themselves as proficient over the threshold and target values. Additionally, the other measures of this objective also show that the percentage of candidates demonstrating proficiency are exceeding both the threshold and target values.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The baseline data from Winter 2017 was uploaded. As indicated when the measure was first drafted an N of 3 provided limited opportunities for making substantive conclusions; however, 100% of the students who completed the assessment indicated proficiency.

Objective 9 School counseling program candidates will apply an understanding of the role of diversity issues pertinent to the assessment and evaluation of individuals, groups, and specific populations at the proficient level (MISC-2010.1.2.1).

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The overall percent of students at the proficient level has increased from 38.5 to 66.7.

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of the candidates achieved the rating of proficient as indicated in the findings file that was uploaded.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
Students continue to meet the desired target and exceed the threshold when rounding up.

Outcome SC-B Responsive Service Delivery

School counselor candidates will demonstrate the skills needed to deliver responsive services, including individual counseling, group counseling, referrals, and crisis intervention.
Objective 10 School counseling program candidates will utilize individual and small-group counseling approaches that promote school success through academic, career, and personal/social development at the proficient level (MISC-2010.1.4.1).

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
The overall percent of candidates achieving at the proficient level has increased to 94.1% from 72.7% from the fall of 2017 and 10% from the fall of 2016.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The overall percent of students at the proficient level has increased from 10 to 72.7.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
The overall percent of candidates achieving at the proficient level has increased to 95.8% from the baseline of 81.8%.

Measure 3

2019 Status
Achieved
Students have met the desired target and exceed the threshold for this measure.

Objective 11 School counseling program candidates will describe issues that may affect the development, well-being, and functioning of students at the proficient level (MISC-2010.1.4.2).
Objective 12 School counseling program candidates will develop strategies for assisting students with emotional and behavioral problems at the proficient level (MISC-2010.1.4.3).
Objective 13 School counseling program candidates will articulate theories, models, and processes of consultation at the proficient level (MISC-2010.1.4.6).
Objective 14 School counseling program candidates will model ethical behavior related specifically to the practice of school counseling at the proficient level (MISC-2010.1.4.10).

Outcome SC-C Professional School Counselor Identity

School counselor candidates will demonstrate their understanding of professional school counselor identity as they articulate appropriate roles and responsibilities of the school counselor.
Objective 15 School counseling program candidates will describe the history, philosophy, and current trends in school counseling at the proficient level (MISC-2010.1.1.1).

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students are progressing as evidenced by the reported data; however, the measure currently falls short of the target of 90, and faculty will continue to work with candidates as they prepare for the summative assessment (MTTC: Subtest 51, Subarea 3) that is also reported as a measure of this objective.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
Candidates have met the desired target and currently exceed the threshold.

Objective 16 School counseling program candidates will articulate the role, function, and professional identity of the school counselor at the proficient level (MISC-2010.1.1.2).
Objective 17 School counseling program candidates will articulate knowledge of the school setting and the Michigan comprehensive guidance and counseling program at the proficient level (MISC-2010.1.1.3).
Objective 18 School counseling program candidates will advocate for all students and for effective school counseling programs at the proficient level (MISC-2010.1.1.5).