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1 April 29, 2015 Presentation Regarding A Technology-Enabled Individual Learning Plan for Students in the State of Delaware

2 Background of Presenters n Matt McQuillen, President –Co-Founder of Career Cruising –Director of Development –Lead Project Manager, Kentucky ILP n Lisa Pinelli, Educational Sales Consultant –Career Cruising’s representative for the State of Delaware –Extensive experience implementing portfolios across North America

3 Presentation Agenda n Program Demonstration (Lisa Pinelli) Career Cruising from a Student’s Perspective Career Cruising from a Counselor & Administrator’s Perspective –CAMS (Career Advisor Management System) –Portfolio Completion Standards –RRS (Regional Reporting System) n Kentucky Experience (Matt McQuillen) n Questions

4 Company Overview n Founded in 1997 to develop user-friendly career software n Currently used in over nine thousand institutions across North America n Investing heavily in research and development n Focused on meeting client needs through the delivery of exceptional customer service n A leader in the creation of online portfolio development systems

5 Portfolio Implementation Experience ClientState# of Schools Kentucky Department of EducationKentucky450 Oakland SchoolsMichigan131 Kent ISDMichigan98 El Paso ISDTexas91 Macomb ISDMichigan87 Dallas ISDTexas60 Kane CountyIllinois57 DeKalb CountyGeorgia55 Wayne RESAMichigan42 Cobb CountyGeorgia40 Three Rivers Tech PrepIllinois40 Muskegon Area ISDMichigan37 Tazewell Co/Area EFE OfficeIllinois32 Jackson ISDMichigan32 Madison County Career & Tech Ed. SystemIllinois28 Heartland RegionIllinois24 Ingham ISDMichigan24 North Texas Tech Prep ConsortiumTexas24 Highland Community College DistrictIllinois22 Lenawee ISDMichigan21 Education Service Center Region 13 – AustinTexas21

6 Portfolio Implementation Experience Tacoma Public SchoolsWashington18 McClean-Dewitt Vocational SystemIllinois17 Vermilion Vocational Educational Delivery SysIllinois15 Southwest Illinois Tech Prep ConsortiumIllinois14 Clay/Jasper/Richland/North Wayne RDSIllinois14 Peoria Regional Education for EmploymentIllinois14 Eaton ISDMichigan14 Tuscola ISDMichigan14 Mid-South PartnershipIllinois13 Huron ISDMichigan13 Fort Worth ISDTexas13 West Central Regional SystemIllinois12 Moraine Community College DistrictIllinois12 Delavare Vocational Education SystemIllinois11 LaMoine Valley Vocational SystemIllinois10 Two Rivers Career Education SystemIllinois10 Marion/Clinton & Washington Count. RDSIllinois10 Lake County Regional Voc SystemIllinois10 Clare-Gladwin RESDMichigan10 Lincoln Public SchoolsNebraska10 Livingston Area EFEIllinois7 Total1,695

7 Program Demonstration

8 Kentucky Experience

9 Origins of the ILP nIn the 1990’s Kentucky initiated development of IGP nA paper-based career portfolio nDesigned to help students with career and education planning nDevelopment of student IGP’s to be guided by counselors and advisors nIGP viewed as a means to encourage involvement by parents

10 Limitations and Problems with the IGP nIGP folders ordered from KDE totaled only 14% nOnly 20% of parents polled aware of the IGP nPercentage of school’s complying difficult to establish nCompleting plans time consuming for students nSharing plans difficult (often locked in counselor’s filing cabinet) nInvolvement of parents difficult to achieve nMuch of the data required redundant to data captured in the statewide student information system (SIS)

11 Forward with the ILP nDecision reached to issue an RFP for the development of an online version of the IGP – renamed the ILP nKey objectives of the new ILP: –To raise the level of student achievement in middle & secondary school –To increase the percentage of students who enter high school and persist to a diploma –To enable schools to plan for coursework, applied learning experiences, and other activities that respond to the needs of individual learners –To facilitate the advising team approach for students –To increase the percentage of high school graduates who successfully transition to a postsecondary education or training program that is selected based on their unique academic and career interests

12 Key Components of the ILP 1.Student ILP 2.Parent ILP 3.School-Level ILP component for Administrators 4.District-Level ILP component for Administrators 5.State-Level ILP component for Administrators

13 New Features Developed for the ILP n Single Sign-On n Advisement Log n Annual Review n Annual Survey n Post-Secondary Goals n Parent Version n Statewide Reporting System n Increased storage space n Graduation requirements

14 Technical Challenges nAnnual Archiving of ILPs nCustomizable Reporting nSupport for American with Disabilities Act nIntegration with statewide SIS nSilent login to GoHigherKY.org nIntegration of statewide testing results nIntegration of transcripts (on hold)

15 Issues Resolved during Development nHow to integrate statewide Common Course Codes? nWhat security model to employ for School ILP? nWhat completion standards to employ? nShould students be able to change passwords? nAt what age should students be able to invite others to view their ILP? nHow should we integrate transcripts?

16 Issues Resolved during Development nHow should the menu buttons be organized? nHow should Gear Up schools/students be identified in the system? nHow should alternative diploma options be highlighted for students? nHow can we integrate Expanded Learning Options, ESS (Extended School Services), LEP (Limited English Proficiency) and G&T (Gifted and Talented) nHow to incorporate Performance Based Credits

17 ILP Development Team nKentucky Department of Education –Robert Hackworth, Consultant, Division of Secondary and Virtual Learning –Julia Harmon, Consultant, Division of Secondary and Virtual Learning –Martin Hebner, School Information Technology –Debbie Webber, Liaison for STI –Mike Kloepfel, Project Coordinator nCareer Cruising –Matt McQuillen, Lead Project Manager –Meredith Beyer-Alldridge, Senior Project Manager –Craig Lutz, Lead Programmer –Don Xiong, Senior Programmer –Ying Dai, Programmer –Epiculture, Web Design

18 Sample Screens for the ILP n Student ILP Student ILP n Parent ILP Parent ILP n School Administrator ILP School Administrator ILP

19 Expected Outcomes nAll students to develop and maintain a career and education plan nImprove student achievement nImprove graduation rates nIncrease number of students attending post-secondary education nMeasure schools success in implementing the ILP nMeasure and quantify the success of policy initiatives nEnable constant process and system improvement

20 Why Career Cruising? Technical Considerations: nA development team with years of experience in designing and delivering online portfolios to schools across the US nAccess to powerful and customizable reporting tools nA fully-tested online portfolio development system nAn established security infrastructure nTechnical expertise required to meet key integration requirements nA company-wide commitment to training and customer support

21 Why Career Cruising? Career & Education Planning Considerations: nWorld-class interest and skills assessment nIn-depth profiles for hundreds of different careers nMultimedia interviews with real people in each and every career nComprehensive database of post-secondary schools nClear and simple user-friendly interface nSeamless integration with the portfolio tool and resume builder nExtensive curriculum and support materials nAvailable in Spanish

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