A Quantitative Survey Approach to Finding Long-Term Effects of RAMP Schools
Abstract: School counselors are often inundated with disparate tasks and roles that ultimately leave students without support during critical phases in their lives and school careers. These gaps in effective school counseling are due in part to a lack of a comprehensive school counseling program which have long-term effects on students, communities, states, and the nation. The research, up until now, has focused on the current use of the American School Counseling Association’s (ASCA) national model for a comprehensive school counseling program and Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) schools. The data have shown significant positive effects of using such models in the schools, but the long-term effects are unknown, thus the focus of this study. The data will be collected by emailing surveys to graduated students from Byron Nelson High School (RAMP) and Northwest High School (non-RAMP) and analyzed for comparisons in the areas of college acceptance and graduation, career attainment and salary, and emotional intelligence testing. I hypothesize that RAMP students will have higher percentages and scores in all categories compared to non-RAMP students.
Keywords: Recognized ASCA Model Program, school counseling program, long-term
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