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Implementing State Models, Evaluation and Best Practices

There are numerous models from which career development professionals can drawto create high-quality counseling programs.

ACTE Webcast Series on Best Practices
Series of webcasts on what's happening in career and technical education. Past topics include Perkins and career academies.
Source: Assocation for Career & Technical Education

College and Career Transitions Initiative (CCTI) Toolkits
Summaries of each CCTI project site, including the case study report, the project improvement plan, primary strategies, and career pathways template.
Source: League for Innovation in the Community College

Effectiveness of School Counseling Resources
Collection of sources on the effectiveness of school counseling and other student support services, including their contribution to the personal and academic success of students.
Source: American School Counseling Association

Introducing the Accountability Bridge Model: A Program Evaluation Framework for School Counselors (PDF) (Word)
Article on program evaluation in school counseling, including a discussion of barriers and implications.
Source: Coker, J. Kelly; Astramovich, Randall L. and Hoskins, Wendy J., VISTAS Online, 2006

State School Counseling Mandates
Web page with information on whether school counseling is mandatory in each state (elementary and secondary levels).  Also includes the counselor-to-student ratio in each state.
Source: American School Counseling Association:

States' Career Clusters Implementation Reports
Reports submitted by the states on their experiences implementing career clusters.
Source: Career Clusters Web site

Support Personnel Accountability Report Card
Tool through which a school can demonstrate effective communication and commitment to results.
Source: Los Angeles County Office of Education

State Models:
  • Alabama Career Pathways
  • Arkansas
  • Maryland Career Clusters
  • Nebraska
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Texas