ARTIFACTS

The School Counselor will select artifacts that provide evidence for his or her performance. Suggested examples of artifacts are listed below. Artifacts reflect the varied needs and practices of schools, and additional relevant evidence may be added.

 

·         Awards and recognition

·         Best practices

·         Calendars: daily, weekly, monthly, and annual

·         Committee meeting minutes and reports (e.g., Advisory Council, counseling department, Intervention and Referral Services, administrator/principal meeting, Small Learning Community, Student Assistance Programs)

·         Comprehensive School Counseling Plan

·         Counseling Curriculum

·         Data and survey results and analysis: needs assessments, pre-and post-test, program audit, evaluation report, graduation report, postsecondary report

·         Diversity and cultural programs and activities

·         Ethical and legal standards/regulations (e.g., ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors, ACA Code of Ethics, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), New Jersey Anti Bullying Bill of Rights Act)

·         Handbooks/school forms (e.g. student handbook, parent handbook, course selection booklet, graduation program, school profile)

·         Lesson plans aligned with ASCA Standards, NJ Frameworks, NJCC, CCSS, and 21st Century CTE Standards

·         Logs

·         Membership and involvement in professional organizations

·         Mentoring

·         Observations

·         Participation: volunteer service, school activities, community activities

·         Plans: Action Plans, Student Personal Learning Plan, and Response to Treatment.

Plan, Intervention and Referral Services plan; action, counseling curriculum, and group plans

·         Policies and procedures

·         Professional development documentation of participation

·         Professional development delivered

·         Publications

·         Results Report: closing the gap, counseling curriculum results, small group

·         School climate reports

·         School Crisis Plan

·         Self Assessment

·         Reflections

·         SPARC report card

·         Student Growth Objectives Planning form, mid year progress report, final report

·         Technology integration e.g. graphs, charts, website links, etc.

·         Program/school website, listserv, blog