Basic Steps of Evaluation of Guidance and Counselling

1)Evaluation of guidance and counselling programme may be done using methods such as survey, case study and experiment. 

2) Whatever  method one use for evaluation of guidance and counselling programme; one should have a thorough understanding of the type of data to be collected and the tools available for collection of data.

3)Shertzer and Stone view evaluation as necessary to provide for the effectiveness of achieving program goals, in relation to specific standards. Real data, indicating the benefits and limitations of the program.


a)PROGRAM Evaluation is a critical component of a developmental guidance and counselling program.

b)The purpose of evaluation is to determine the value of the program, and its activities in order to make decisions or to take actions regarding the future.

c)The most compelling reason for evaluation is to improve the effectiveness of every counsellor or guidance teacher, as well as the program itself.

d)The evaluation will measure the delivery of services and outcomes.

e)This ongoing process provides information to ensure continuous improvement of the guidance program and gives direction to necessary changes.


a)Determine the impact of the guidance program on clients

b)know if they are achieving their goals; identify what remains to be achieved;

c)identify effective parts of the program;

d)eliminate or improve less effective components of the program.

e)identify other areas that need to be addressed;

f)to establish goals for the counsellors’ professional development;

g) provide accountability information