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College and Career Advising in Texas: The Texas OnCourse Survey Report


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Texas OnCourse administered a survey to K-12 counselors and advisers throughout Texas to better understand the state of college and career advising. Feedback from school counselors is crucial to maximizing the impact of our counseling and advising resources.

Part I, completed by district-level personnel, inquired about the:

Part II, completed by middle- and high-school counselors and advisers, asked about:

The survey indicated that less than half of counselor and adviser respondents felt that their students understood the new graduation plans and endorsements associated with House Bill 5, and less than 40% felt that families did. These results provide evidence for the necessity of the work done by Texas OnCourse. Furthermore, only 11% of counselors ranked themselves as knowledgeable on the regional industry demands of the workforce.

Texas OnCourse is committed to using the data supplied in this survey to maximize the services we provide to our community.


We welcome questions and feedback regarding the survey results. For more information regarding this survey or the Texas OnCourse initiative, you are welcome to contact Matt Giani, PhD, Research Scientist for Texas OnCourse.


Read the full report here