Electronic Theses and Dissertations
School Counselors and Academic Outcomes Among Secondary School Students in One Southeastern District
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Leigh Harrell Williams
The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between school counselor ratios, and Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program [TCAP] English Language Arts and Mathematics scores. This study will also consider school level characteristics and student level characteristics in one large, public, urban school district in the southeastern United States. This study will merge two archival data sets from the 2018-2019 school year. Both data sets were downloaded from the Tennessee Department of Educations website and are publicly available. The first data set contains demographic information listed by school. The second data set contains TCAP testing score reports by school. The Tennessee Department of Education sets expectations for students and uses the TCAP as a measure of students learning and progressing (TNDOE, 2020). This study aims to add to the literature by exploring if a relationship between school counselor to student ratios and academic outcomes exists in one district, and by examining how school level characteristics and student level characteristics influence this relationship. Implications, considerations for future research, and limitations will be provided.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to ProQuest
Burke, Martha, "School Counselors and Academic Outcomes Among Secondary School Students in One Southeastern District" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2480.
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