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Tracking and collecting data throughout the school year is a must. In this episode, I’m sharing how you can conduct a mid-year data checkup so you can continually make changes to your program to better serve your counseling students.

Sending a needs assessment to students, parents, and teachers is a great way to see how things are going with your program. It’s the perfect time to make changes in your groupings and student lessons. Not only will you be better equipped to meet the needs of your students, but it’s the perfect time to advocate for your role. Being able to show your principal and administrators the impact your program is making with students at the time of year when they are making decisions about funding is crucial to showing just how valuable your role as a counselor is.

Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • Benefits of doing a mid-year data checkup

  • Key questions you can ask to determine the needs of your counseling students

  • How you can use mid-year data to advocate for your role

  • Using data to track student progress and decide what kind of support they need throughout the year

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More About School Counseling Simplified:

School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

You can listen to School Counseling Simplified on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!


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