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Reads to Support the 3rd White House Convening


Priority Reads


San Diego State University White House Convening Report:
Hatch, T., & Owen, L. (2015). Strengthening School Counseling and College Advising: San Diego State University White House Post Convening Report. San Diego, CA.

Harvard White House Convening Report:
Savitz-Romer, M. & Liu, P. (2014). Counseling and college completion: The road ahead. A summary report from the strengthening school counseling and college advising convening. Cambridge, MA. https://www.gse.harvard.edu/Counseling-and-College-Completion

Forum Guide on Student Metrics:
National Forum on Education Statistics. (2015). Forum Guide to College and Career Ready Data. (NFES 2015-157). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics. http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015157.pdf


Links to Resources


The National Consortium of School Counseling and Post Secondary Success (NCSCPS)



The National Consortium of School Counseling and Post Secondary Success (NCSCPS)

Conceptual Framework http://ncscps.org/conceptual-framework.cfm


Lumina Foundation ECS 2014, The Progress of Education Reform



ECE Blueprint for College Readiness (October 2014) http://www.ecs.org/docs/ECSblueprint.pdf


Utah: Supporting our Journey Conference for School Counselors and Administrators http://higheredutah.org/pdf/agendas/201411/TAB_E.pdf


Gallup-Purdue Index Inaugural National Report http://products.gallup.com/168857/gallup-purdue-index-inaugural-national-report.aspx.


NACAC Professional College Knowledge: Re-envisioning How We Prepare our College Readiness Workforce http://www.nacacnet.org/research/research-data/documents/profcollegeknowledge.pdf


NACAC Federal Programs and Support for School Counselors: http://www.nacacnet.org/counseling-pros/documents/duncan_enclosure_july22014.pdf


NACAC Research to Practice Brief: Effective Counseling in Schools increases College Access.   http://www.nacacnet.org/research/research-data/Research%20Member%20Only/McDonough.pdf


NOSCA’s Eight Components of College and Career Readiness Counseling. The College Board National Office for School Counselor Advocacy http://nosca.collegeboard.org/eight-components


NOSCA’s High School Counselor’s Guide: The Eight Components of College and Career Readiness. College Board National Office for School Counselor Advocacy. http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/nosca/11b-4151_HS_Counselor_Guide_web.pdf.


NOSCA’s Principal Counselor Relationships: Finding a Way, A Closer Look, Toolkit. College Board National Office for School Counselor Advocacy. http://nosca.collegeboard.org/research-policies/principal-counselor.


2012 National Survey of School Counselors: True North: Charting the Course to College and Career Readiness. College Board. http://nosca.collegeboard.org/research-policies/annual-survey


2011 National Survey of School Counselors: Counseling at a Crossroads. College Board. http://www.civicenterprises.net/MediaLibrary/Docs/counseling_at_a_crossroads.pdf


Pathways to College Online Library: http://www.pathwaylibrary.org/ListTopics.aspx


College Preparation for African American http://www.clasp.org/resources-and-publications/publication-1/College-readiness2-2.pdf


The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2012: Hispanic Students (ACT).



Solving the High School Graduation Crisis: Identifying and Using School Feeder Patterns in Your Community. United Way Worldwide / Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University / Civic Enterprises. http://unway.3cdn.net/8ad86c683e72534fd1_3km6vzo9e.pdf


U.S. Department of Education. Ensuring College Knowledge: How Graduate Programs in School Counseling are Preparing Graduates to Support School and Career Readiness Counseling. College Access Affinity Call.


Remarks by the First Lady to the American School Counselor Association Annual Conference, July 2014 The Role of the Professional School Counselor.   

Text: http://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/professional-development/annual-conference/2014-conference-webstream/first-lady-s-address

Video: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/01/remarks-first-lady-american-school-counselor-association-annual-conferen


American School Counselor Association. Executive Summary of ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs


American School Counselor Association. (1994). The Professional School Counselor and Academic and College/Career Planning. Revised 2000, 2006, 2012, 2013.


Eggers, D. (2014). Speech to the Western Association for College Admission Counseling and IDEA Institute 2014.


Hurwitz, M. and Howell, J. (2013). Measuring the impact of high school counselors on college enrollment. College Board Advocacy & Policy Center Research Brief.


McKillip, M.E., Rawls, E., Barry, C. (2012). Improving college access: A review of research on the role of high school counselors. Professional School Counseling, 16(1): 49-58.


Radunzel, J. (2014) Informing Educational Planning and Advising for Students from At-Risk Demographic Groups Results from a Survey of High School Seniors Who Took The ACT® http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/pdf/Informing-Ed-Planning-Report.pdf


Savitz-Romer, M. (2012). Professional College Knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce. National Association for College Admission Counseling Discussion Paper.


Smith, J. (2011). Can Applying to More Colleges Increase Enrollment Rates? College Board Advocacy & Policy Center Research Brief.


U.S. Department of Education. Repurposing the work of school counselors: Galvanizing and Delivering Systemic College and Career Readiness Counseling. College Access Affinity Call.


U.S. Department of Education (2013). For each and every child—a strategy for education equity and excellence. Washington, D.C. https://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/eec/equity-excellence-commission-report.pdf


Additional Resources 

Bailey, M.J., & Dynarski, S.M. (2012). Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research.


Belasco, A. (2013). Creating College Opportunity: School Counselors and Their influence on postsecondary enrollment. Research in Higher Education, 54(7), 781-804. 


Bryan, J., Holcomb-McCoy, C., Moore-Thomas, C., & Day-Vines, N. (2009). Who sees the school counselor for college information? A national study. Professional School Counseling, 12(4), 280-291. http://dx.doi.org/10.5330 /PSC .n.2010-12.280.

Bryan, J., Moore-Thomas, C., Day-Vines, N. L., & Holcomb-McCoy, C. (2011). School Counselors as Social Capital: The Effects of High School College Counseling on College Application Rates. Journal Of Counseling & Development89(2), 190-199.


Castleman, B., Owen, L. & Page, L. (2015). Do college-ready students benefit when high schools and colleges collaborate? Experimental evidence from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Economics of Education Review, 47, 168-179. 


Engberg, M., & Gilbert, A. (2013). The Counseling opportunity structure: Examining correlates of four-year college going rates. Research Higher in Education, 55(3), 219-244. 


Hillman, N. , Gast, M. , & George-Jackson, C. (2015). When to begin? Socioeconomic and racial/ethnic differences in financial planning, preparing, and saving for college. Teachers College Record, 117(8), 1-28. 


Holcomb-McCoy, C., Lee, V., Bryan, J., & Young, A. (2011). Ensuring college access for all: A call to the school counseling profession. Counseling Online Today 53(8) 42.


Hurwitz, M. & Howell, J. (2014). Estimating causal impacts of school counselors with regression discontinuity designs. Journal of Counseling and Development 92(3), 316-327.


Lapan, R. T., Whitcomb, S. A., & Aleman, N. M. (2012). Connecticut Professional School Counselors: College and Career Counseling Services and Smaller Ratios Benefit Students. Professional School Counseling16(2), 117-124.


McKillip, M. E. M., Rawls, A., & Barry, C. (2012). Improving college access: A review of research on the role of high school counselors. Professional School Counseling, 16(1), 49. 


Moore, J. L., Henfield, M. S., & Owens, D. (2008). African American males in special education: Their attitudes and perceptions toward high school counselors and school counseling services. American Behavioral Scientist, 51, 907-927. 


Owen, L. (2014) Prevent summer melt. ASCA School Counselor 52(2), 10-16. 


Poynton, T., Lapan, R., & Marcotte, A. (2015). Financial planning strategies of high school seniors: Removing barriers to career success. The Career Development Quarterly, 63(1), 57-73. 


Stephan, J. L., & Rosenbaum, J. E. (2013). Can high schools reduce college enrollment gaps with a new counseling model? Educational Evaluation And Policy Analysis35(2), 200-219.


Ross, T., Kena, G., Rathbun, A., KewalRamani, A., Zhang, J., Kristapovich, P., and Manning, E. (2012). Higher Education: Gaps in Access and Persistence Study. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. 


Weinstein, L. A., & Savitz-Romer, M. (2009). Planning for opportunity: applying organizational and social capital theories to promote college-going cultures. Educational Planning, 18(2), 1-11.