Saturday, February 21, 2015

Counseling Group Effectiveness

In an effort to become more strategic and effective with my groups, I have created a questionnaire using Google Forms for teachers to complete.  Three times per week, teachers will score their students using a rating scale.  I can now track how my students are doing "generalizing" the skills I have taught them.  Below is a screen shot of one of my questionnaires. When the info is sent to the spreadsheet, I can quickly see the kiddos who are "getting it" and those who need more support. I can also determine which area I need to work on the most. I use the data as criteria for graduation from the group. Plus, having data during meetings is a bonus!

We use Microsoft Outlook so I created an invite, copied and pasted the link inside and set a reminder. A reminder pops up for the teachers at the end of the day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  All they have to do is click the link and complete the 4 question survey.  Easy Peasy!


  1. I like this! I do a pre & post test for teachers to fill out but I like the idea of gathering information throughout the group. Do you find that teachers respond consistently? I have a few teachers that don't return my pre & post and it's a quick "check the box" form like yours. Thanks for a great idea!

    1. I am pretty lucky with the teachers I work with! However, I found that having the reminder pop up on their computer really increased the amount responses. I think that they are so swamped that they just forget (not purposefully). With a reminder popping up there is no need for them to remember, the computer remembers for them. :)


  2. Intervention Central has a great list of goals for academics and behavior. Sometimes I just need a new perspective on goals (I get stuck on the same ones and need a refresh).