The Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s education and workforce initiative promoting outstanding talent and a skilled workforce.

School Counseling Support

Indiana School Counseling Research Review

This 2014 research was conducted for the Indiana Chamber Foundation to assess the current state of school counseling and to see whether the landscape had changed much the last two decades. A 1994 statewide study titled High Hopes Long Odds had identified disparities in the way counselors provided college and career readiness to students.

The new report finds that school counselors are not able to meet the range of postsecondary needs of students, due in large part to a stagnant system and a variety of situations often out of their control. A total of 426 Indiana school counselors – 73% of them from high schools – were surveyed.

What we have is a counseling issue, not an issue with the counselors. In fact, the vast majority of counselors in the survey said they would like to spend more time providing college and career guidance.

Recognizing Promising Models of School Counseling 2015

A follow-up study to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation 2014 study: The Indiana School Counseling Research Review. This study aims to better understand emerging innovative models of school counseling structures and best practices in Indiana and nationwide.

Fleck Education: An Analysis of Indiana School Counseling-Laws, Rules and Policies

A study commissioned by the Indiana Chamber Foundation and conducted by Fleck Education to examine Indiana School Counseling laws and rules related to school counseling licensure and laws impacting the delivery of school counseling services. This study provides insights into the lack of college and career readiness requirement as part of school counseling licensure and mandates that impact non-counseling tasks assigned to school counselors.

Financial Implications of School Counseling Models and Best Practices

A follow-up to the 2014 Indiana Chamber Foundation study, the Indiana School Counseling Review, and the 2015 study in partnership with Fleck Education and Center of Excellence in Learning of Leadership (CELL) to examine the financial implications of school counseling models and best practices identified in the study: Recognizing Promising Models of School Counseling 2015. This study examined the perspectives of Indiana school financial and business officer practitioners.

Superintendents & Administrators: Partners In Success

A study commissioned by the Indiana Chamber Foundation and conducted through the work of Dr. Brandie Oliver and Mr. Matt Fleck to examine perceptions of Indiana School Superintendents and Principals related to the delivery of statewide school counseling services. This study revealed perceptions of school leadership related to school counselor hiring practices and best-matched tasks. It also provides an overview of school administrators views related to improving school counseling.

Under the “Policy and Studies” tab, we would also like to combine the 2 subtabs “Employer Survey 2013” “Employer Survey 2014” and title the tab “Indiana Employer Survey Results”. Under that tab, can you link to:

Indiana Employer Survey 2017-Results

A new 2017 employer survey from the Indiana Chamber and its Foundation shows concerning trends in workforce shortages, tuition reimbursement, minimum educational requirements and response to prescription opiate abuse.

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Lilly Endowment Counseling Upcoming Dates:

September 30 2017
Endowment notification to districts/charter schools of 4-year Implementation Grants for Comprehensive Counseling

October 1, 2017
Chamber Foundation Accepting New Requests for Technical Assistance with 4-year Endowment Implementation Grants (Career Readiness, Work-and-Learn, Business-Education Partnerships) via email: