Whether you plan to apply for RAMP recognition, or you just want a more comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program, we can help. Our experienced school counseling consultants will partner with you and your school to help guide your team to being RAMP Ready through our online learning platform.
ASCENT & SUMMIT ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2020
* The RAMP application process should be the culmination of the implementation of a school counseling program. Once your school has a program in place, you will need at least one entire academic year to collect the data and information needed to fulfill the RAMP application requirements. (ASCA)
You may be asking:
What about IDOE's Gold Star School Counseling Award?
Over the past few years, Indiana's Gold Star award for school counseling programs diverged from ASCA's RAMP requirements. As a result, the Indiana Department of Education, which governs Gold Star, suspended the Gold Star award and the agreement between IDOE and ASCA that permitted Gold Star schools to automatically qualify for RAMP ended at that time.
Because Gold Star is not currently active and IDOE has not yet revealed the new Gold Star requirements, our RAMP Ready focuses on a comprehensive counseling framework based on the ASCA National Model and helps schools prepare to apply for the nationally recognized RAMP award.
We anticipate helping schools earn Indiana's new Gold Star once IDOE reveals the new version of its award.
A 2011 study found a "moderate-to-strong relationship existing between a comprehensive school counseling program, as identified by the ASCA National Model, and school counselors' job satisfaction." (Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, Job Satisfaction, and the ASCA National Model, Jaymes R. Pyne, Professional School Counseling, 15:2 December 2011).
"School-wide proficiency rates in ELA and Math were significantly higher in RAMP elementary schools when compared with their elementary control schools." (Comprehensive School Counseling Programs and Student Achievement Outcomes: A Comparative Analysis of RAMP versus Non-RAMP Schools, Kevin Wilkerson, Rachelle Pérusse, Ashley Hughes, Professional School Counseling, Vol 6 No 3)
Kelly Dunn is happy to anwer any questions you have.