Standards Blending: Aligning School Counseling Programs with School Academic Achievement Missions

Rita Cantrell Schellenberg, Liberty University

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Published in Virginia Counselors Journal 29, 13-20.


This paper proposes a standards blending approach that provides a means by which to explicitly demonstrate that direct impact of school counseling on student academic achievement. Standards blending is the process of combining school counseling standards with core academic content standards to provide students with a practical means by which to better comprehend and visualize the interrelationships of their learning and real life situations.