Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on


Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Facilitating Evidence-Based, Data-Driven School Counseling: A Manual for Practice

by Brett Zyromski and Melissa Mariani Corwin Press
Pub Date:
Pbk 176 pages
AU$69.00 NZ$71.30
Product Status: Not Our Publication - we no longer distribute
add to your cart
Counselors make a difference - and now you can prove it. As students' needs change, dedicated school counselors have been evolving their practice. You see the results every day, on the faces of the at-risk students you serve. To meet accountability standards, though, you need more than faces: You need data the number-crunchers can understand. With this user-friendly manual, make the shift to evidence-based practices and interventions in a data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program based on ASCA's national model - while keeping the personal nature of your work intact.


The book includes Visual guides and checklists for every step of the process Examples of successful counseling program evolution Guidance on developing and submitting a successful Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) application Supporting documents in an online resource center Ensure that school counseling is recognized as an essential part of school improvement and students' academic success by using this unique and innovative model.



Publisher's Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Chapter One: The Process
Evidence-Based Data-Driven Comprehensive School Counseling Model
The ASCA National Model and Evidence-Based Data-Driven Comprehensive School Counseling
Chapter Two: Assessing the Situation
Purpose of Assessing the Situation
School Improvement Plan
Achievement or Achievement-Related Data (e.g. Report Card)
Needs Assessments
Combining the Assessment Pieces
Fulfilling Components of RAMP
Chapter Three: Setting Goals
Purpose of Setting Goals
Data-Driven Decision Making
A Final Note on Data: Data Collected Annually
Using a Logic Model
Drilling Down – Global versus Specific Data
Setting Goals: Who and What, but not How - Yet
Using SMART goals template
Fulfilling Components of RAMP
Chapter Four: Beliefs, Mission, and Vision
Purpose of Beliefs, Mission, and Vision
Using the RAMP Rubric
Fulfilling Components of RAMP
Chapter Five: Interventions
Purpose of Intentional Interventions
Why Evidence-Based Interventions?
Evidence-Based Interventions Matrix
Implement with Fidelity
Refine goals – to state interventions as a sub-paragraph to the goal
Organizing Interventions using Umbrellas
Fulfilling Components of RAMP
Chapter Six: Evaluation and Evolution
Purpose of Evaluation and Evolution
Designing Evaluation
About Pre-and-Post Assessments
Creating Baselines
Organizing Data – Excel Spreadsheets
Fulfilling Components of RAMP
Chapter Seven: Disseminating Results and Sustaining the Program
Purpose of Sustaining the Program
Advertising and Disseminating Information
Flashlights – Trish Hatch
Adding Components of the Program within the School Improvement Plan
Fulfilling Components of RAMP

Facilitating Evidence-Based, Data-Driven School Counseling provides an all-encompassing way to implement data driven practices in school. Starting with the creation and mission and vision statements and ending with advocacy efforts, the authors outline specific ways school counselors can integrate evidence based interventions in their programming to positively impact student outcomes.
Brett Zyromski, Ph.D. is co-founder and co-chair of the national Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference. He is one of 18 American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) Lead Recognized-ASCA-Model-Program Reviewers (LRR's) and serves as a trainer of the ASCA National Model. Dr. Zyromski recently served as a provider for 5 approximately one million dollar Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grants received by Campbell County Schools, Erlanger Independent Schools, and the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services. Dr. Zyromski has published over a dozen articles related to school counseling issues and has delivered over 50 international, national, regional, and local presentations. He is a Fellow at the Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CSCORE) and is managing multiple large outcome studies in schools in collaboration with CSCORE. He was the invited chair of the revision team for the Development Counseling Model for Illinois Schools and founded and coordinated the Southern Illinois School Counseling Interest Network. Dr. Zyromski has consulted and trained internationally and across the United States. He has trained numerous school districts, including Chicago Public Schools, on evolving school counseling programs to be evidence-based, data-driven, and comprehensive. He has provided workshops on crisis preparation and response in schools, supervision in counseling, using school counseling to change sundown town communities, and data-driven school counseling practices. Dr. Zyromski has served as a reviewer for the Professional School Counseling Journal and has been recognized numerous times, including as the 2010 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Professional Leadership Award, the 2010 Illinois School Counseling Association Presidential Award, and the 2008 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Professional Teaching Award. Melissa A. Mariani, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida where she teaches graduate students in the School Counseling Program. Dr. Mariani has also taught at the graduate level at Nova Southeastern University. With over 10 years of experience as a professional school counselor and guidance program coordinator at the elementary and middle school levels, Dr. Mariani has knowledge and experience in developing, implementing, and successfully maintaining a comprehensive school counseling program based on the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) National Model. She consults regularly with school districts on how to create, evaluate, and maintain a comprehensive evidence-based school counseling program based on data. Her research interests include the use of evidence-based interventions, specifically those that address pro-social skill development and address bullying. Promoting academic success by proactively targeting college and career readiness skills is another area of focus. Dr. Mariani has published on these topics and is co-editor on a 3 volume series of mental health encyclopedias for adolescents, Mental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being, due to be released in the next year. Dr. Mariani is passionate about professional development and is an active Board member for the Florida School Counselor Association (FSCA), serving as Regional Vice President, By Laws Chair, and a member on the Chapters, Membership, and Advocacy committees. She serves on the School Counseling Consortium for the School District of Palm Beach County and the Advisory Committee FAU's School Counseling Program. Dr. Mariani presents regularly at local, state, and national conferences and has served on an Expert Panel at the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference. She is also a national trainer for the research based, school counselor-led, Student Success Skills (SSS) curriculum. In recognition of her professional efforts, Dr. Mariani was named Florida School Counselor of the Year PK-8 in 2011 and was a semi-finalist for ASCA's School Counselor of the Year award in 2012-13. She was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Educator Award at FAU in 2012.