This report, developed by NACAC & Hobsons, highlights promising state- and school-level practices using individual learning plans (ILPs) to prepare students for success beyond high school. It builds on previous research conducted by Hobsons with a national survey of high school counseling offices to better understand how schools are currently implementing ILPs. The study also explores whether schools, districts, or states have invested in a process of evaluating the effect of ILPs on students’ postsecondary plans and post-high school outcomes.
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- Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia mandated ILP policies or other college and career readiness initiatives.
- Almost all survey respondents reported that ILPs were initiated by 9th grade. Nearly 40 perent of schools initiated an ILP by 8th grade.
- Counselor training related to ILP use was lacking. One-third of survey respondents reported receiving training on ILP implementation and 24 percent for ILP design/development.
- Feedback from survey participants pointed to the need for more one-on-one time between counselors, students, and their families.
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Research to Practice Brief
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This master slide deck is made publicly available to support dissemination of the ILP study to interested stakeholders. Some or all of these slides may be incorporated into your own presentations.Download the Slides