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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.

Moving Students Forward at the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township

By Craig Heldman, Chief Executive Officer, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network, News & Events

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We have a unique tradition at Hobsons of bringing our employees together every year for an annual meeting during which we collaborate with one another, reflect on our progress and celebrate our success in moving Hobsons, our clients, and most importantly, our students, forward.

Preparing for Careers with ACT WorkKeys®

By Rob Spackey, Product Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network, News & Events, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Test Prep

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In many schools across the United States, career education is broadening in scope and taking on new forms. While a college degree is still extremely valuable, some students are thinking of innovative ways to navigate to a career, starting in K-12 education. The effects are felt within and beyond traditional Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

Youth Policy Institute and Hobsons Partner to Support Low-Income Students with College and Career Readiness

By Patty Reinert Mason, Director of Communications, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network, News & Events

​Low-income and first-generation students in Los Angeles will soon have access to Naviance, thanks to the Youth Policy Institute (YPI), which is teaming up with Hobsons to help students discover their interests and strengths, understand the connection between academics and career paths, and create postsecondary education plans.

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.

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.

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.

Three Key Themes from the White House Convening on College and Career Readiness

By Kim Oppelt, Education & Outreach Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, News & Events

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Recently, Hobsons joined educators from across the country at the White House Convening on College and Career Readiness at San Diego State University. During this two-day gathering, participants heard from leaders in the field of college counseling, counselor education, and government relations. The conversations at the convening were endless, but several themes emerged throughout.

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