""The authors present a daunting challenge?the move to evidence-based school counseling practice?but make a sound argument as to why it must be met and then get busy explaining how to do what we need to do.""?Katie Gray, Director of Student ServicesBlackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, MA""The dual scenarios at the beginning of each chapter are great examples of what an evidence-based approach looks like.""?Shawn Grime, School CounselorBryan High School, OH"Measure the difference you make in students' academic, career, and personal/social development!"Today's school counselors are under enormous pressure to document their effectiveness by using data and producing quantitative accountability reports?whether or not they?ve had the appropriate training. This authoritative guide from highly respected counselor educators and trainers gives preservice and inservice school counselors the tools to knowledgeably identify evidence-based practices in their field and to use data in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and interventions."Evidence-Based School Counseling "provides a practical process for using evidence to determine three critical issues: what needs to be done, which interventions should be implemented, and whether or not the interventions are effective. Aligned with the American School Counselor Association?'s National Model, this resource offers counselors skill-building guidelines for: Selecting, collecting, and analyzing data for informed planningCarrying out action research and building collaborative partnershipsMeasuring student learning and behavior changeCommunicating results to stakeholders, and moreAscounselors successfully incorporate data-based decision making and program planning into their work, they will witness positive academic and personal changes in the lives of their students.Evidence-Based School Counseling: Making a Difference With Data-Driven Practices, 1 was published 2007 under ISBN 9781412948906 and ISBN 1412948908.