The South Dakota Annual School Counselor Evaluation and Support Documentation are available for use by all school districts in South Dakota. The goals of this new evaluation include:
Work with other educators to ensure student success.
Address student’s emotional needs and design a course for their lives and careers beyond high school.
Proactive guidance services are offered through a curriculum of classroom presentations based upon developmental needs of children’s age.
Provide responsive services that emerge from issues that appear either in students or groups as a whole.
Help students acquire communication skills, healthy self-images and appropriate relationships.
Help students determine strengths for post-secondary planning.
Serve as a resource to students, teachers, parents, and the school as a whole.
Design appropriate academic program to eliminate negative behaviors.
Collaborate with teachers to present guidance lessons for behavior management, or classroom procedure management.
Regularly confer with parents about any number of issues that affect student learning, typically related to behavior and emotions.
Interpret cognitive, aptitude, and achievement tests, student records, and assist stakeholders in identifying and resolving student needs, issues, and problems.