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Guidance Standard (Guidance and Counseling Section)

A. Guidance Standard:  The educational entity provides guidance services, such as admission to career and technical education courses/programs and career guidance information that do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

1.  The educational entity should offer counseling and assessment activities in a nondiscriminatory manner.

 

A.  Does the educational entity ensure that students with disabilities are not counseled toward more restrictive career objectives than non-disabled students with similar abilities and interests?

B.  Do the guidance plan, policy and procedures ensure non-discrimination?

C.  Does the assessment plan ensure non-discrimination?

D.  Does the educational entity ensure that counselors do not measure or predict a student’s prospects for success in any career or program, based upon the student’s race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age?

2.  The educational entity should ensure that counseling and assessment materials are accessible to all students.

 

A.  Does the educational entity ensure that counseling materials and activities do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age?

 

B.  Are materials free of discrimination and stereotyping in language, content and illustration?

 

C.  Does the educational entity ensure that counselors can effectively communicate with limited English speaking students?

 

D.  Does the educational entity ensure that counselors can effectively communicate with students who have hearing impairments?

 

E.  Are counseling activities and materials modified to address disproportionate enrollments among underrepresented groups?

3.  Counseling practices should address disproportionate enrollments in CTE courses and programs.

 

A.  Are CTE enrollments by race, national origin, sex, and disability proportionate to enrollments of these groups in the general student population?

B.  If enrollments in career and technical education courses or programs are not proportional, can the educational entity furnish a legitimate, non-discriminatory rationale?