THE LEVEL OF INDONESIA COUNSELORS EVALUATION COMPETENCY
Evaluation competency is an important activity carried out by school counselors to determine whether the programs run are good or not. To do so, counselors are required to have abilities to do evaluation. The aim of this study was to determine the validity level of evaluation competency instrument and compare the perception of school counselors in Indonesia on the evaluation competency they have. Survey research with cross-sectional technique was conducted by involving 700 respondents coming from secondary schools in Indonesia. Their data were collected using Effective Practices Survey (Dimmitt, et. Al. 2007) consisting of 19 items. The results showed there was no significant effect of counselors’ perception on the evaluation competency based on age ( (F (2) = 1.9 p> 0.05), employment status (F (1) = 0.28 p> 0.05), major of study (F (1) = 0.18, p> 0.05), and number of students they supervise (F (2) = 4.36 p> 0.05). However, there was a significant effect of the counselors’ perception on evaluation competency based on college graduates (F (3) = 4.8 p <0.05), length of work (F (2) = 3.56 p <0.05), and province origin (F (4) = 3.7 p <0.05).