Are you looking for a way to track individual student growth? Look no further! My counseling progress chart helps counselors be able to prove their effectiveness when working with students. Students complete a quick survey at the start of the counseling session, and chart their progress as they go. More detailed instructions are included.
The document is a 100% editable Word document, so you may change the basic categories to match each student's goals. You may also want to decorate it with some clipart that the student may enjoy. Current goals being measured are: Friendships, Home/Family, Grades/School, and Myself. There are two pages of the each chart, and two pages of each check-in scale. The pages in this document are intended to be printed 2 per page to save on paper and create more accurate measurements.
1. The student could easily complete this so that they could see their own progress in the different areas. This also ties in some math skills during counseling! The scales can be changed to reflect the specific goals that the student is working towards. (ex. How well do you think you did with staying at your seat this week? How have your strategies worked this week?)
2. Using this chart also serves as a catalyst for students that are reluctant to explain why they are having trouble. Many times students don't want to just walk in the office and tell me that they are having a problem at home. However, if they are able to show me on the scale, it opens the door for conversation right away without having to beat around the bush. I have found it helpful to simply ask "tell me about what you wrote" without giving my interpretation of how they answered the questions.
3. Furthermore, if you are meeting with the same student over and over again, and they are showing absolutely no progress, it can let you know that you either need to try something different or refer the child to an outside agency to get additional help.
In this document:
1. Detailed instructions
2-3. Counseling Check-in Chart (with four topics- friendship, home/family, grades/school, and Myself)
4.-5. Counseling Check-in Chart (with blanks numbered 1-4)
6.-7. Progress chart using the four topics above
8.-9. Progress chart with blanks
***Revised 6/4/14: Added two "fill in the blank" charts and graphs, so you have the option of printing a bunch off first and just write in the areas that you would like to track with students.