Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

College Board Advocacy & Policy Center's 1st Annual Survey of School Counselors Offers Critical Insights from Key Education Professionals

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

College Board Advocacy & Policy Center's 1st Annual Survey of School Counselors Offers Critical Insights from Key Education Professionals

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WASHINGTON, D.C.

More than eight in 10 school counselors surveyed reported that a top mission of schools should be ensuring thai all students complete 12th grade ready to succeed in college and careers, yet only 30 percent of all school counselors and 19 percent of counselors in high-poverty schools saw this as closely fitting their school's mission in reality. These same counselors - the majority of whom have master's degrees - reported that they lacked adequate preparation when they began their careers, possibly limiting their ability to effectively aid the students they serve.

These are just some of the findings of the new Annual Survey of School Counselors - commissioned by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center's National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA) in collaboration with Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates. The study was made possible with the help of a generous grant from the Kresge Foundation.

"School counselors are an integral part of our national strategy to raise the college completion rale and reclaim America's place as the global leader in education," said Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board. …

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