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1Kentucky Department of Education Kentucky Increases College Awareness Through Student Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)Kentucky Department of Education
2What is the ILP- Individual Learning Plan? Online education and career planning tool that can be accessed from any internet connectionStudents can see how course selection impacts individual college and career goals.Free to all public schools in Kentucky that house grades6-12
3History of ILPLegislation required all 8th-12th graders to have a paper Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) in Minimum HS graduation requirementsIGPs were under utilized and not interactiveResearch began in 2002 to improve the functionality of the IGPKY contracted with Career Cruising to create the KY ILPThe web-enabled ILP was introduced to schools in Fall 2006/07.
4ILP LegislationA completed ILP is required within the Kentucky Regulation 704 KAR 3:305 – Minimum High School Graduation Requirements Regulation
5ILP Increases College Awareness Students:complete Career Matchmakerexplore careers of choice and save careers of interestexplore colleges and technical schools that support their career choiceslearn about financing for college
6Career MatchmakerThe ILP is fully integrated with the Career Cruising career guidance system.Students rate their interest in various work tasks.
7Career Matchmaker Results Students can save their results from the Career Matchmaker interest inventory and return at a later date to explore more.Students receive a list of 40 career suggestions, by KY Career Clusters, that are ranked in order of personal suitability
8My SkillsMy Skills is an inventory assessment that asks students to rate their level of skill in 45 areas. Once students have completed the assessment, icons indicating the level of skill suitability will appear beside the career names in the Matchmaker CareerSuggestions.
9Career ExplorationStudents can search careers by title (alphabetically), school subject, career clusters, military careers or use the career selector to input a variety of criteria ie. Make selections for each of the above options.
10Career ExplorationThe Career Exploration component provides educational requirements, possible career paths and video interviews of two people in the career.Students can save and/or print information about specific careers.Links are provided to post-secondary institutions that offer programs that support the career.
11Career ExplorationStudents can see the questions and responses that created the Career Matchmaker list.Photo files and video interviews are available for all careers.
12Search by IndexThere are multiple pathways for students to research careers.Students can also search for a career using the alphabetical index.
13Career Exploration-Related Jobs Additional related jobs are listed for all careers.Students cruise from these hotlinks to explore more careers.
14Career Exploration-Education Students can view the educational requirements for each career in which they are interested. This is powerful information as it provides a “heads up” to students regarding their ability to guide themselves on a career path.
15College ExplorationStudents can see which colleges offer programs that will support their career goals. With this tool they can begin their college search from their computer by identifying programs that meet their size, location and cost criteria.
16Employment GuideTo further enhance the career exploration of students Career Cruising has added an Employment Guide provides students with valuable advice for all stages of the work search. From developing a job search plan, to writing a resume and cover letter, to preparing for that important interview, through to the first day on the job, our Employment Guide will lead students step-by-step along the way.The Employment Guide was developed in partnership with University of Waterloo (uWaterloo) Center for Career Action, and contains elements of uWaterloo’s Career Development eManual. The eManual is a comprehensive, 6 step exercise and activity guide that will prompt you to evaluate your professional skills, interests, values and personal characteristics, as well as your employment and lifestyle goals in order to map out a career path that is right for you. Find out more about what uWaterloo’s Career Development eManual can do for you, and how to subscribe.
17Exploring SchoolsSchool search includes undergraduate programs, Career and Technical Schools and Graduate schools. The ILP is not just for secondary schools, this tool can be used throughout a person’s education and career.Students can also complete a side-by-side comparison of schools they are interested in.
18Exploring Schools Admissions requirements Estimated expenses Student life: clubsSchool type: 4 year privateSetting: rural, city, small town, etc..Student body: total students and total undergraduate studentsFaculty: full time, part time and student-faculty ratioCredentials awarded: degrees and certificatesData Source: Peterson's Undergraduate, Vocational & Technical Programs, and Graduate Institution-Level licensed data sets. Blank entries indicate that data was not reported. To confirm data or receive more details, please contact the institution directly.
19The ILP is a valuable tool for career planning as well as college planning. Assessment recordsEducation PlanCareer Planning ActivitiesGoals and PlansHobbies and Interest reflectionActivities, Awards and Recognition recordResume BuilderWork Experience recordCommunity Service recordCareer Cluster Interest reflectionLearning Services recordThe ILP is a “one stop shop” for students to plan life after high school, whether that includes college or not. In addition, students can maintain access to their ILP for the rest of their lives- as long as there is activity at least ONCE every 5 years the ILP remains active.As students move, change careers or obtain additional training/education they can maintain up-to-date records that are accessible with a few key strokes.
21Education PlanThe Education Plan allows students to record the high school courses they have taken, are taking now, or plan to take in the future.Schools can use this section to help students to create a course schedule that meets their career and educational goalsSchool courses are linked to Kentucky’s universal course codes to allow reporting at the school, district, and state level.Data from the Education Plan can be used to forecast course demand.
22Career Cluster Interests Kentucky’s 14 Career Clusters have been integrated in a variety of ways.Clicking on the name of a cluster takes students to a page with a brief description of that cluster as well as links to related career profiles.Students can indicate which clusters are of particular interest and record personal perspectives.
23Career Planning Activities Students can document the career planning and development activities in which they have participated, including job shadowing, attending career or college fairs, internships and co-op placements.The list of available activities has been customized for Kentucky. It is also tailored for middle school and high school students
24Extracurricular Activities In the Organizations & Activities section, students can detail the structured extracurricular activities in which they participate.The Hobbies & Interests section allows students to record the informal or independent activities that they enjoy.
25Community Service Learning Students can document their community service learning experiences, including the number of hours they have completed and the name of their reference or supervisor.Related files, such as a letters of reference or timesheets, can be uploaded and linked to particular records.Students can also enter their work experience in the same fashion
26ILP Completion Standards ILP Completion Standards clearly define the objectives and expectations for students.With the ILP Completion Status Bar, students can view requirements and track their progress towards meeting those specific objectives.Completion Standards help ensure that students keep their ILPs up to date. Each year students must review and revise the required sections of their ILP and reflect on the changes they have made to achieve completion.ILP Completion Standards are set on a grade by grade basis. The ILP is a progressive experience for students as they build their plan over time.
27Resume BuilderThe ILP also includes a Resume Builder, which takes information students have already entered and helps them create a customized resume.Students can select a variety of styles and can select the order in which the sections appear, allowing them to create chronological, functional or combined format resumes.The resume can be printed from a web browser or exported as a Word, text, or html file.
28ILP Engages Parents View their students ILP Leave comments for students in various sections of ILPAccess from any web browserConnect with students on a new levelParents have access to a variety of components of the ILP. Parent access is “read only” with the exception of leaving comments for their child’s advisor.
29Parent ViewParents see what their student has in ILP and can leave comments on all pages, including the homepage.
30Parent View-CommentsParent comments can be sent to the child’s advisor for a response
34School ILP Administration Tool Retrieve student ILP usernames and passwords.View individual students’ ILPsCreate and manage advisor accounts to ensure that staff have access to the features and information that they needIn the helpful documents section of the Administrator Tool can be found a user’s guide, classroom activities, hand-outs that can be used for a variety of audiences (teachers, counselors, parents and community stakeholders) well as archived recordings of webinars so that administrators can refresh their understanding of specific components and how to use them.
35School ILP Administration Tool Monitor ILP Completion Status both individually and at the aggregate levelGenerate a wide variety of customizable reports for every data element included in the ILP, including Student Survey ResultsSend messages to students and add links to the ILP HomepageCompletion status can be viewed by school year, advisor, grade, gender or ethnicity.
36School ILP Administration Tool Integration with Infinite Campus facilitates student information management for the schools.Students are added, transferred, and promoted automatically
37The Student ListThe Student List provides access to a number of options:Retrieve student usernames and passwordsView ILPs or resumesView or add to Advisement LogsRecord Annual ILP ReviewView detailed completion status reportsCreate and view parent accounts, comments, and review statusSend messages to individual students or groups of studentExport the Student List to distribute usernames and passwords, to create checklists, or other purposes for which you might need the list of student ILPs.
38ILP Completion Reports Quickly and easily monitor students’ progress at a glance and view detailed breakdowns.Identify students who are not meeting expectations to determine what help is needed.Track overall student achievement through a variety of ILP Completion Standards Reports
39Number of students using the ILP Student Usage 09/10 data as of December. We are well on track to exceed last year’s totals.School YearNumber of students using the ILPTotal Log-ins2006/07167,4911,034,9562007/08337,4441,747,4472008/09336,2801,516,6502009/10343,293527,082Update as needed to reflect current totals at time of the presentation.Sharon Johnston at KDE ( ) can do this for you, orMeredith Beyer-Alldridge at Career Cruising :