SOCW 6070 Leadership Assessment Final Project Paper

SOCW 6070 Leadership Assessment Final Project Paper
SOCW 6070 Leadership Assessment Final Project Paper
To prepare:

Review the resources in this Week’s Learning Resources
Review the instructions for searching the Walden Library databases for an article using the guide: Counseling Library Research: Basic Article Search
Find a peer-reviewed article, not older than 5 years, that provides evidence that school counseling programs have a positive impact on schools
Review the expectations in the Week 9 Digital Portfolio Rubric

Include the article in the Padlet you created for your Digital Portfolio.
Write a reflection on the article you selected using a Word document. Address the following:

Why did you select the article?
Summarize the important concepts.
Compare the information in the article with your experience with school counselors.

Upload the reflection in the Padlet you created for your Digital Portfolio.

Please create a Padlet

American School Counselor Association (2019). The ASCA national model: A framework for school counseling programs (4th ed.). Alexandria, VA: American School Counselor Association

Note: While school counselors in most states apply the American School Counselor Association’s National Model to their practice, some states may implement their own models. Please make sure to review your state department of education’s website for more information on specific models which your state may require.


Cleveland, R. E., & Sink, C. A. (2018). Student happiness, school climate, and school improvement plans: Implications for school counseling practice. Professional School Counseling, 21(1), 1–10.


Young, A., & Kaffenberger, C. (2018). School counseling professional development: Assessing the use of data to inform school counseling services. Professional School Counseling, 19(1), 46–56.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.