International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Developing Potential for Postsecondary Attainment: Measuring the Outcomes of an Evidence Based College Readiness Curriculum without the Fear of Statistics
Nicole G. DeRonck, Rachelle PĂ©russe, Frank E. Staples

University faculty and school counselors-in-training collaborated with a school district to implement select lessons from an evidence-based intervention to improve college-going behaviors of 30 eight-grade students. Lessons were delivered and pre-post test data were collected as part of the district’s comprehensive school counseling program. Post-tests revealed an increase in the percentage of students whom could identify their postsecondary goals after high school.Implications for school counselors relating to gains identified with uncomplicated data collection and stakeholder collaboration are discussed.

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