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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.

Quick Guide to ACT Aspire™

By Nicole Howard, Content Development Specialist, Hobsons

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

blog 07.27.15

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, Community Relations Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, News & Events


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.

Vote to See Hobsons at SXSWedu 2015!

By Kim Oppelt, Community Relations Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: News & Events


Your vote counts! Each year, Austin, Texas, hosts a gathering of innovative leaders in education, technology, and other industries. As part of this, the SXSWedu Conference opens up panel submissions to the public to help decide presentations. Hobsons needs your help in garnering support for our panels and spreading the word!

What’s New with Naviance eDocs for the 2014-2015 Application Season?

By Su Hallenbeck, Director of Product Marketing, Hobsons

Filed under: Electronic Transcripts, News & Events

Whats New with Naviance eDocs

Naviance eDocs is now available to schools for the 2014-15 school year. We think that you will find Naviance eDocs to have a simpler and more intuitive experience from end-to-end. Customers can also expect greater reliability and stability of service. This video will walk you through what’s new for this year.

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