Results and Data
At Westbrook Middle School, we look at data and hold ourselves accountable to ensure our students are receiving the best education possible. The School Counseling Office is no different. With each lesson, activity, and group, we strive to see positive change or growth in our students. Although not everything we do is quantifiable, we believe that a lot of what we do can be reflected in data. The three areas we have set goals to improve are: Aspirations, Achievement, and Attendance. The examples below show two ways in which we collect data.
Although aspirations can be difficult to quantify, WMS counselors work with students to help them complete interest inventories each year in the classrooms. In 8th grade, counselors also help students complete four year plans for high school.
In the Aspirations Survey students complete each year, they are asked to answer true or false to 11 different questions. The following charts graph students responses to the statements:
1. I want to graduate from high school
2. I want to pursue some sort of education after high school.
Each year, all 8th graders participate in a Career Day. Career Day is planned to help educate students on a variety of careers. Students rotate to several interactive presentations given by professions in the area. Following the event, students are asked for their feedback about the sessions they attended.
Take a look at the results:
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