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The "ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student" describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to achieve academic success, college and career readiness and social/emotional development. The standards are based on a survey of research and best practices in student achievement from a wide array of educational standards and efforts. Download the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success. Download the program planning tool. 

Mindsets & Behaviors Database
Use the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors database to search for grade-level competencies that support the standards. Searches can be completed by keyword, grade level, domain or standard. Each competency is designed to meet student developmental needs and align with academic content. The database also allows school counselors to contribute new competencies that support and align with a specific standard.


ASCA thanks the following school counselors, district directors, state coordinators and counselor educators who served as the review committee for the revision. 

Melissa Beverly
Shawn Bultsma
Brent Burnham
Cory Canty Woessner
Linda Eby
Tammy Dodson
Carol Kaffenberger
Michael Kane
Ruth Lohmeyer
Laura Owen
Jon Strand
Kim Traverso
Nicole Weber
Mindy Willard
Shelby Wyatt
Robin Zorn