What is new about the updated ISCA Student Standards?
In May 2022, ISCA revised the ISCA Student Standards to achieve the following goals:
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.