Washington Framework for Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling


The ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College- and Career Readiness for Every Student describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to achieve academic success, college and career readiness and social/emotional development.  They provide the core from which professional school counselors can assess student growth and development, guide the development of strategies and activities and create a program that helps students achieve their highest potential.

School counselors select competencies that align with the specific mindsets and behaviors and develop classroom lessons, small groups and activities, and “closing-the-achievement-gap strategies that address their student’s developmental needs. The selected competencies should directly reflect the vision, mission and goals of the comprehensive school counseling program and align with the school’s academic mission.




Content from: American School Counselor Association (2014). Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student. Alexandria, VA: Author