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The ISCA Student Standards are internationally recognized content standards for students that guide school counseling programs by outlining the specific knowledge, attitudes, and skills that students should be able to demonstrate as a result of an effective school counseling program.

What is new about the updated ISCA Student Standards?

In May 2022, ISCA revised the ISCA Student Standards to achieve the following goals:

  • More clearly articulate the dispositions, knowledge and skills that prepare students for post-secondary education, future careers, and global citizenship

  • Promote equity, reduce harm and improve access for all students

  • Recognize identity development as part of the Global Perspective Domain, now called Global Perspective and Identity Development Domain

  • Reflect the ideas of the internationally recognized and evidence-based Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies developed by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Why are the ISCA Student Standards important?

The ISCA Student Standards help school counselors to prioritize the content that is taught and assessed within and across the school’s counseling curriculum. These standards are the foundation for classroom lessons, small groups, and activities within a school counseling program. They directly reflect the counseling program’s mission and goals.

Students learn best in environments that are validating, respectful, supportive, inclusive, and safe. Implementing the ISCA Student Standards through the lens of equity and belonging is essential to improving outcomes for all students and creating a safe school culture free of bias and oppression.

Consistent standards that are adopted by international schools around the world promote equity and provide teachers, parents, and students with clear expectations to ensure that all students have the skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary to succeed in life upon graduation from high school, regardless of where they received their Nursery–Grade 12 education.

The ISCA International Model 2nd edition 

The ISCA Student Standards are an integral part of the complete ISCA International Model 2nd edition which  has been transformed to equip you, and school counselors around the world, with the most up to date information you need to guarantee a successful school counseling program that aligns with best practices. Learn more. 

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