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The Use of Data in School Counseling

The Use of Data in School Counseling
Hatching Results (and So Much More) for Students, Programs, and the Profession

Second Edition
  • Trish Hatch - CEO and President, Hatching Results; San Diego State University, USA
  • Julie Hartline - Associate Director of Professional Development, Hatching Results, LLC

October 2021 | 496 pages | Corwin

Turn random acts of school counseling into definitive and data-driven efforts!

In this new edition of a bestseller, school counseling scholar and advocate Trish Hatch and National School Counselor of the Year Julie Hartline provide school counselors with new ways for moving from reactive to proactive and from random to intentional counseling. By using data to determine what all students deserve to receive and when some students need more, readers will learn effective ways to provide proactive school counseling services, hold themselves accountable, and advocate for systemic change. Inside you’ll find:

  • Clear and straightforward directions for analyzing data, planning and providing interventions, and evaluating your work
  • Strategies for using data to drive interventions, develop curriculum scope and sequence, create action plans and pre- and post-tests, initiate systems changes, and report results
  • Methods aligned with the most recent edition of the ASCA National Model (2019), ASCA Professional Standards and Competencies, Evidence-Based Practice, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and Multi-Tiered Multi-Domain Systems of Support (MTMDSS)
  • New practitioner examples and artifacts, including a RAMP School of Distinction Flashlight Package, plus dozens of tools, templates, surveys, action plans, and data management forms

Equip yourself to think and plan differently, and become more efficient and effective by using data to drive your school counseling program!

Analyzing Data for the Perfect High School to Reveal Real Gaps

"As a school counselor, I am always looking for books that will help me improve my school counseling program. This one provides a comprehensive view of how to use data in all aspects of the ASCA National Model. This is a must-have for all school counseling programs."

Shuntina Taylor
School Counselor, Wake County Public School System, NC

"I am incredibly excited to utilize the second edition of The Use of Data in School Counseling by Hatch and Hartline with school counselors in training. The book is filled with examples from the field and includes ways that school counselors can use data to advocate for equitable systems and programs for all students. Aligned with the fourth edition of the ASCA National Model, “this is a must-have resource for school counselors who wish to make an impact in their schools.

Jennifer Betters-Bubon
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

"Dr. Hatch continues to provide insight and direction to the ever-evolving school counseling profession. With the addition of Dr. Hartline, the second edition of The Use of Data in School Counseling reflects many meaningful conversations about the future of our profession. The additions reflecting updates to the ASCA National Model, use of technology, anti-racist practices, and the impact of COVID-19 make this book a must-read for newcomer and experienced counselors alike.

Stephen Sharp
Co-Author of "50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors" and K-12 School Counseling Coordinator, Hempfield School District, Lancaster, PA

"The second edition of The Use of Data in School Counseling provides a much-needed, solid bridge from research to practice. Each chapter provides both a rationale and an accessible summary of relevant literature. It is easy to share the 'what' of implementation but often more difficult to share the 'how.' Trish Hatch and Julie Hartline do an excellent job of explaining the 'how' portion."

Brittany L. Hott
Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma

"As the school counseling profession evolves to best serve students, so must the school counselor. No matter what stage of the profession you’re in, this text will reach you. Well-respected sources are weaved together to help the reader best understand where we have been as a profession and
how we can apply lessons of the past to best influence the work we do today and in the future. The strategies are detailed and easy to follow and brought to life with real world stories, examples, and opportunities to practice newly learned skills. School counselors who read this text will be able to define, manage, deliver, and assess school counseling programs that help all students grow, overcome barriers, and plan for lifelong success.

Franciene Sabens
School Counselor, Elverado High School, Elkville, IL

"The second edition of The Use of Data in School Counseling by Trish Hatch and Julie Hartline is an essential part of the core curriculum for all school counselors. Like any profession, school counselors should constantly advocate for the profession’s value to students, teachers, and school administrators. Hatch and Hartline provide the data to add credibility to the advocacy. As the profession of school counseling evolves to meet the needs of all students, Hatch and Hartline provide the tools to support our community and help us document the efficacy of our work and keep ourselves accountable. The foundational information, tools, and ideas in The Use of Data in School Counseling are an essential part of every school counselor’s library."

Michael Cady Russell
Licensed School Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor, Portland Public Schools, OR and Russell Counseling, LLC

The second edition of The Use of Data in School Counseling is chock-full of valuable information that will be continually referenced for building, maintaining, or improving your school counseling structures and practices. This is a shelf staple for school counselors."

Connie Hanel
Learning Specialist, Independent Learning Systems, LLC and the University at Buffalo

"The second edition of The Use of Data in School Counseling is a must-read for all school counselors and administrators. It is filled with practical examples. The chapter focused on social justice speaks to the importance of school counselors examining achievement and opportunity gaps and developing plans to close these gaps. This is an essential practice for all educators. Looking to meet the needs of ALL students? This book is a great guide to achieving your goal!"


Rebecca Pianta
Coordinator of Counseling and Student Support, Capistrano Unified School District, CA

"The second edition of The Use of Data In School Counseling offers guidance that will benefit practicing school counselors trying to revamp their programs, school counselors in training preparing for the field, and school counselor educators in need of concise and comprehensive materials for their courses."

Molly Strear
Associate Professor of School Counseling, San Francisco State University

"As a leader in the school counseling field and an adjunct professor of school counseling, I find this text to be super valuable to both pre-service graduate students just beginning their school counseling journey and veterans who likely never had the opportunity to take a school counseling data class during their training. I use this text with my Introduction to School Counseling students and they comment on how helpful and easy it is to explain what are often challenging topics and concepts. Hatch and Hartline have improved the first edition to make this even more relevant, practical, and useful, if that is even possible, in supporting aspiring school counselors as well as those currently in the field.  Every school counselor should have to read this book before entering the field."

Bob Bardwell
Director of School Counseling, Monsoon Public Schools, MA

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