Indiana School Counseling Research
This 2014 research was conducted for the Indiana Chamber Foundation to assess the current state of school counseling and to see whether the landscape had changed much the last two decades. A 1994 statewide study titled High Hopes Long Odds had identified disparities in the way counselors provided college and career readiness to students.
The new report finds that school counselors are not able to meet the range of postsecondary needs of students, due in large part to a stagnant system and a variety of situations often out of their control. A total of 426 Indiana school counselors – 73% of them from high schools – were surveyed.
What we have is a counseling issue, not an issue with the counselors. In fact, the vast majority of counselors in the survey said they would like to spend more time providing college and career guidance.
- Financial Implications of School Counseling Models and Best Practices addendum to 2014 report
- Recognizing Promising Models of School Counseling for Indiana press release and summary of findings (October 2, 2015)
- Fleck Education: An Analysis of Indiana School Counseling Laws, Rules and Policies summary of findings (November 9, 2015)
- Superintendents & Principals: Partners in Success press release and summary and key findings (June 22, 2016)