CKES Resources

During 2013-2014, GSCA in partnership with the DOE, developed the Counselor Keys Effectiveness System which is to be used in evaluating school counselors in the state.  In 2014-2015, over 60 districts around the state piloted the instrument.  GSCA now provides the opportunity for all counselors in the state to utilize the instrument  while GSCA and DOE continue to work to make CKES the official state adopted counselor performance evaluation instrument.  The Performance Standards & Rubrics, now aligned to the fourth edition of the Amercian School Counselor Association (ASCA) Nation Model, are available here. 

GSCA looks forward to working with counselors around the state as we implement a statewide counselor performance evaluation instrument that was developed by school counselors and accurately defines the role of the school counselor.

Please email with any questions and to speak to someone regarding the instrument.


© 2016 Georgia School Counselor Association, Inc.

The Counselor Keys Effectiveness System (CKES) is owned and managed by the Georgia School Counselor Association, Inc. (GSCA). GSCA reserves the right to revise or update CKES periodically in its sole discretion. 

While GSCA owns all right and interest in CKES, including the CKES tool document, CKES website, and other CKES resources, it licenses CKES to the public freely for use, subject to the following restrictions and disclaimers:

  • GSCA prohibits republication of CKES without attribution with this copyright notice and disclaimer. GSCA prohibits the publication of CKES or a portion thereof for profit or sale.
  • CKES is provided for information purposes only. CKES does not constitute legal or other professional advice or opinion. GSCA and its employees and agents are not responsible for content errors or for any consequences arising from your use of this information.
  • GSCA shall not be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of CKES. All personnel-related decisions, including but not limited to hiring and firing decisions, rest solely with the school systems and school administrators using CKES. GSCA gives no guidance or advice on individual personnel matters or applications of CKES to specific facts or for particular purposes and shall not be liable to any party for the same. GSCA accepts no responsibility for and excludes all liability in connection with the use of or reliance upon CKES.

Please complete the following form to receive an email with the CKES documents within 3-5 business days.


CKES Evaluation Documents
CKES Evaluation Rubric
CKES Evaluation Scale
CKES Glossary of Terminology
CKES Observation Form

CKES Supplemental Documents
Annual Calendar
Annual Student Outcome Goal Plan
Annual Administrative Conference
Changes in the 4th Ed
Classroom and Group M&B Action Plan
Classroom and Group M&B Results Report
CTG Action Plan and Results Report
Lesson Plan
SC Advisory Council Agenda
SC Advisory Council Minutes
SC Weekly Calendar (Word and Excel files)
School Counseling Program Assessment
School Data Summary
SC Standards Competencies Checklist
Use of Time Calculator 5 days