The Counselor’s Role in Student Performance Assessment

Suppose you are a school counselor. Your school superintendent is rewriting your job description and asks for your feedback on what role the counselor should have in student performance assessment. There is a debate among counselors, administrators, and teachers about whether school counselors should be involved in test coordination, or whether that responsibility should be removed from the job description. You also happen to be on a committee with other school counselors in your district to identify how your role can help students achieve lower dropout rates and higher test scores.
Address to the following for this discussion:
â?¢What is a school counselor’s role in student testing and assessment?
â?¢How would you respond to your superintendent?
â?¢How would you link the work you are doing on the committee to the job description rewrite?
â?¢What evidence would you use to support your response?