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12/2/2018 School Counseling Needs Assessment

School Counseling Needs Assessment
Hello faculty! This needs assessment is broken down into four parts: services, small groups, classroom 
lessons, and other thoughts. Please take some time and complete this for me so that I can make sure I’m 
programming as best I can to meet the needs of our kiddos. Let me know if you have any 
questions/comments/concerns!

* Required

1. What grade do you teach? *
Mark only one oval.

 Kindergarten
 1st Grade
 2nd Grade
 3rd Grade
 4th Grade
 5th Grade
 Non­Classroom Teacher

2. How needed/important are the following school counseling services? *
Mark only one oval per row.

NOT SOMEWHAT VERY


Needed/Important Needed/Important Needed/Important
Classroom lessons
teaching social emotional
skills
Classroom lessons on
study skills
Classroom lessons on
college and career
information and readiness
Small group counseling
Short­term individual
counseling
Attendance interventions
Parent consultation and
workshops
Consultation and
collaboration with teachers
Schoolwide programming
(Kindness Week, College
Week, etc.)
Transition services
(elementary to middle
school)
Creation and coordination
of behavior plans and
interventions
PD on social emotional or
behavioral issues

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3. I understand the role of the school counselor. *
Mark only one oval.

1 2 3 4 5

Not at All Definitely

4. I have students in my classroom that would benefit from the following small groups (select all
that apply):
Check all that apply.

 Healthy friendships (girl drama)
 Social skills (body language, perspective taking, conversation skills, etc.)
 Growth mindset
 Learner/Study skills (goal setting, best effort on assignments, using classtime wisely, etc.)
 Anger
 Worry/Anxiety
 Self­esteem/self­awareness
 Family changes
 Positive attitude

 Other: 

5. My students need the following skill areas taught and practiced in classroom counseling
lessons: (select up to 5)
Check all that apply.

 Responsibility (choices and consequences, problem solving, doing your job as a student, etc.)
 Learner/Study Skills (goal setting, best effort on assignments, using classtime wisely, etc.)
 Conflict Resolution (small vs. big problems, I­messages, ignoring, types of conflict, etc.)
 Identifying, expressing, and coping with strong emotions
 Career Exploration (career clusters, education levels, etc.)
 Kindness/Empathy
 Growth Mindset
 Mindfulness (mindful breathing, gratitude, being present, etc.)
 Positive Communication (I­messages, apologies, tone of voice, body language, THINK before
speaking, etc.)
 Self­Awareness (personal character, peer pressure, goal setting, etc.)
 Friendship Skills (what is a good friend, conversation skills, apologies, compliments,
sportsmanship, etc.)
 Listening and Following Directions

 Other: 

More Thoughts

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The following questions are not mandatory – please just fill any out that might help the counseling 
department to serve you and our students better!

6. How can our counseling department support you?
 

7. Something from last year that the school counselor(s)/school counseling department did that I
really liked was…
 

8. A question I have about school counseling at our school:
 

9. An idea or hope that I have for the school counseling program at our school:
 

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