VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.
MEASURE-ing Student Success: School Counselor Accountability
Carol A. Dahir and Carolyn B. Stone
When school counselors focus their efforts on the mission of school improvement, they widen educational opportunities for every student and can positively impact the instructional program (Stone & Dahir, 2004). School counselors who commit to improving student results contribute to raising the achievement level for every student. Accepting the responsibility to support academic achievement and share the pressures of accountability demonstrate the school counselor’s leadership and advocacy skills necessary to help every student to experience success.