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Naviance College and Career Readiness Blog

Learn about best practices from Naviance users, read customer success stories, and discover new ways to extend the reach of your college and career readiness efforts from a wide-variety of third-party experts.

Hobsons Introduces Naviance Test Prep to Help Students Perform Their Best on Test Day

By Stephen M. Smith, President, Advising and Admissions, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, News & Events, Student Engagement, Test Prep

In response to customer feedback, we have developed Naviance Test Prep to deliver top content from leading publishers, a more engaging student experience, and in-depth institutional reporting. The new personalized learning platform uses a game-based approach to help students prepare for SAT and ACT. Plus, Naviance Test Prep now offers additional content for ACT Aspire and 18 Advanced Placement courses, helping you to expand your college and career readiness efforts.

Want students to be ready for college and the workforce? Give them hope.

By Dan Obregon, Vice President, Marketing & User Experience, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy

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As educators around the country prepare for “back to school,” the national dialogue will once again turn to college and career readiness. With elections coming up in the fall, federal education policy will be a hot topic, so it's time to get serious about how proposed changes will affect students' futures.

Quick Guide to ACT Aspire™

By Nicole Howard, Content Development Specialist, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Marketplace, News & Events, Student Engagement, Test Prep

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In 2014, ACT introduced ACT Aspire™, the first digital, longitudinal assessment system that allows for tracking of student progress from elementary school to early high school. With more schools and districts adopting ACT Aspire™, it’s important to understand the test and what it means for students and educators.

Teamwork Helps Adams 12 Five Star Schools Strengthen Counseling Programs with Naviance

By Emily Goebel, Online Community Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Naviance Network, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

Since implementing Naviance, Adams 12 Five Star Schools has increased its graduation rate by 12%, and data collected through Naviance helped the district justify spending to restore counseling positions that had been lost due to budget cuts.

Helping Students Get Off the “Floor”

By Dan Obregon, Vice President, Marketing & User Experience, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

As high school graduation season approaches, it’s time to celebrate our students’ success. But while high school completion is an important milestone, we know it’s just the beginning when it comes to preparing students for the 21st century workforce.

Naviance Course Planner Enhancements Help Students & Educators Make Better Planning Decisions

By Rob Spackey, Product Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Naviance Network, News & Events, Student Engagement

Naviance Course Planner helps students create course plans that meet your school’s completion requirements and satisfy academic pre-requisites at specific colleges of interest to them. Over the past few months, we’ve made some significant improvements to this Naviance extension product.

Mississippi School District Jumps into College and Career Prep Beginning in Elementary School

By Nicole Howard, Content Development Specialist, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Naviance Network, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

In Mississippi, the Columbus Municipal School District (CMSD) recognized that in order to be prepared for challenges of life after high school completion, students need exposure to career fields and college options before students reach their junior and senior years.

Houston Independent School District Jumpstarts Career Planning with Naviance and Career Key

By Emily Goebel, Online Community Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

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​With the introduction of the Common Core State Standards and other college and career readiness initiatives in recent years, states are trying to determine how to best support all students as they develop the skills to complete high school and plan for their futures, whether that means entering college or the workforce.

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