SPARC National Resources


SPARC Research

Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC):
A Measure to Support School Counselor Accountability Efforts

By Gail Uellendahl, Diana Stephens, and Lisa Buono
Thanks to Professors Gail Uellendahl, Diana Stephens, Lisa Buono and Rolla Lewis for conducting this research and publishing their results.
View/download file (PDF format, 97KB)

SPARC Presentation: Implications for Training and Practice
Powerpoint Presentation (.ppt file, 1.2MB)

Results of SPARC Data Collection, March 18-20, 2009
Powerpoint Presentation (.ppt file, 573KB)

SPARC Presentation: Implications for Training and Practice
Powerpoint Presentation (.ppt file, 1.2MB)

Evaluation of the Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC)
Los Angeles County, California Office of Education
Final Report, June 12, 2007
Submitted by Dr. Randy V. Campbell and Dr. Kathryn C. Reilly
Division of Special Education and Counseling
Charter College of Education
California State University, Los Angeles
Download/View: PDF file, 4.9MB

Does the Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC) Make a Difference?
by Dr. Kathryn C. Reilly and Dr. Randy V. Campbell
California Association of School Counselors (CASC) Presentation March 30, 2007
Download/View: Powerpoint .ppt file, 785KB

Sharing SPARC Outside Your School: Using Results to Build Support
By Randy Campbell, Kathy Reilly, Lonnie Rowell
Counselor Educators
CCLA "Big Think"
Lake Arrowhead, January 2007
Download/View: Powerpoint .ppt file, 145KB

SPARC Evaluation Project: 2007 Survey Results as of 1.22.07
Presented at the Lake Arrowhead "Big Think"
Sponsored by California Counselor Leadership Academy (CCLA)
By Randy V. Campbell & Kathryn C. Reilly
California State University, Los Angeles
Download/View: Powerpoint .ppt file, 1.1MB

Evaluation of the Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC)
Los Angeles County, California Office of Education
Interim Report September 8, 2006
Submitted by Dr. Randy V. Campbell and Dr. Kathryn C. Reilly
Division of Special Education and Counseling
Charter College of Education
California State University, Los Angeles
Download/View: Word .doc file, 347KB

Leadership Development and SPARC
Center for School Counseling Outcome Research (CSCOR)
Powerpoint Presentation
July 19th, 2006
Download/View: Powerpoint .ppt file, 2.9MB

CASC Monograph Manuscript
Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC)

A Pilot Study of Accountability for California School Counselors
May 25, 2006
by Lonnie L. Rowell, Jessica R. Browning, Jannette D. Saxton, Adam P. Goad
University of San Diego
Download/View: PDF file, 91KB

 

New Online SPARC Templates

SPARC Tools

Helpful Articles

Multimedia Presentations

 

Career and Postsecondary Encouragement Network presents
The Universal Encouragement Program

The Career and Postsecondary Encouragement Network presents the Universal Encouragement Program, an online guidance assessment, reporting, and communications system for secondary schools and educational support programs. The data collection system targets students in grades 6-12. Encouragement Services, Inc., an Indiana-based nonprofit corporation, makes the system available nationally at no cost to schools and education support programs. The assessments are available in two forms: form 1 for students in grades 6-8 and form 2 for students in grades 9-12. Both forms are available in English and Spanish.

The assessments create detailed student and group profiles that inform counseling, guidance programming, and school improvement efforts. The assessments provide a useful tool for tailoring guidance programming to student needs and measuring the impact of guidance, career development, academic counseling, and other interventions.

Factor-based reports 1) indicate student preferences and interests in participating in a variety of guidance programs and academic services, 2) indicate risk factors for school disengagement and dropping out, and 3) identify risk factors for not continuing education or training beyond high school. Within the factor-based reports is a communications utility that enables targeted electronic communication with students and their parent/guardians.

All of the system-generated reports and data analysis tools are available immediately upon the submission of data by students.

For additional information and to view samples of the assessments and reports, go to http://www.capenetwork.org/docs.htm.

To register a school or education support program, go to http://www.capenetwork.org.

 

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