Personnel Evaluation

Personnel Evaluation

Personnel evaluation begins with the organizational structure and activities of the district’s counseling program.  Using the Missouri Comprehensive Counseling Program framework as an example, the job description of a professional school counselor includes the following key duties:  implementing the counseling curriculum; counseling individuals and small groups concerning their educational and career goals; counseling individuals and small groups with immediate needs and specific problems; consulting with parents and teachers; referring students to appropriate community agencies; coordinating, conducting, and being involved with activities that improve the operation of the school; evaluating and updating the counseling program; and continuing professional development.

A counseling program personnel evaluation is based directly on job descriptions and usually has two parts:  a formative portion (supervision) and a summative portion (evaluation).  The job description identifies the performance areas to be supervised and evaluated.  Using professional school counselor job descriptions as guides, a performance-based evaluation system is implemented.