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Counselor Growth Rubric

The Counselor of each school provides leadership to the school through quality professional development and technical assistance to support implementation of a comprehensive counseling program based on the American School Counselor’s Framework for School Counselor’s. The purpose of the Counselor Growth Rubric is to provide the following:

  • Enhance the impact that the professional school counselor and the school-counseling program have on the students and other stakeholders.
  • Will highlight the school counselor’s areas of strength and identify areas of growth.
  • Serve as a guide for counselors as they reflect on their own practices
  • Provide shared understanding regarding priorities, goals, and expectations of quality practice.

The following documents are provided for use with the Mississippi Professional Growth System for School Counselors:


Counselor Growth Rubric Requirements:

  • Minimum of three (3) per school year.
    • Two (2) informal observations.
    • One (1) formal observation.
  • High-quality feedback after each observation.
  • Counselors must be observed using the Counselor Growth Rubric.
  • Professional Growth scores are due not later than June 30.


For additional information contact:

Dr. Jennifer Trammell, Ed.D., NCC, NCSC
MDE, Office of Secondary Education 601-359-3987