The Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation (CSCORE) is dedicated to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all children through identifying and developing research-based and effective school counseling practices. CSCORE conducts and disseminates findings from research about career, social/emotional, and academic interventions; provides K-12 leaders and practitioners with information about data-based decision-making, evidence-based practices, and program evaluation; and provides international leadership in the measurement of the outcomes of school counseling interventions and programs.
The Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation (CSCORE) is dedicated to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all children through identifying and developing research-based and effective school counseling practices.
School counseling has great potential to help all students achieve to high standards, make wise vocational/career choices, and develop pro-social attitudes and skills. Powerful models of practice exist that can ensure that all students have access to the benefits of effective school counseling.
Modern School Counseling Practices emphasize:
- A focus on helping all students achieve academically
- The importance of systemic interventions that support students by influencing their families, schools, and communities
- The critical importance of using research to guide practice, monitor effectiveness, and evaluate student outcomes
Effective counseling in schools requires high quality research about effective counseling, consultation, teaching, advocacy, academic advising, college placement, and the myriad activities and program components that are part of a successful school counselor’s daily work. It also necessitates consideration of how to bridge the gap between these research findings and what is actually done in schools, so that school counselors are using what is known about best practices to support students.
To move forward in these efforts, CSCORE is committed to creating, identifying, and disseminating:
- Best practices in school counseling
- Evaluation models for measuring systemic interventions
- Instruments that measure school counseling outcomes
- Methods for incorporating research and evaluation activities into the fabric of school counseling programs
- Research-based school counseling group and curriculum interventions
"The Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation is not affiliated in any way with a new organization doing business as the “Global Center for School Counseling Outcome Research, Evaluation and Development”. Consistent with good practice, we strongly suggest that anyone considering entering into partnerships or contractual relationships with any organization that advertises on the Internet should first conduct a thorough examination of that organization to determine its capacity to do effective work, its track record of accomplishments, and the degree to which past clients and collaborators are satisfied with the quality and timeliness of its work."
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