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Data and research serve as powerful advocacy tools in highlighting the effectiveness of school counselors and school counseling programs. School counselor educators can be key mentors who support practitioners in sharing the findings of local school action research. This article focuses on four unique projects by school counselors that demonstrate specific outcomes in student achievement and the mentoring efforts in guiding the dissemination of their results. The authors discuss recommendations for school counselors and counselor educators based on the mentoring process and publishable action research projects.


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Mason, E. C. M., Land, C., Brodie, I., Collins, K., Pennington, C., Sands, K., & Sierra, M. (2017). Data and Research that Matter: Mentoring School Counselors to Publish Action Research (Practitioner-Focused Research). Professional School Counseling, 20(1), 184–193.

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