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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.

A Snapshot on the Use of Individual Learning Plans in the US [Infographic]

By Emily Goebel, Communications Manager, Hobsons

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

Across the country schools and districts are recognizing the value of individualized learning plans (ILPs) as a way to bring greater coherence, focus, and purpose to the decisions students make about their education and life goals.

Bridging the Gap Between K-12 and Community College

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

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

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Community college serves as an important bridge between K-12 and higher education, as well as an important driver for workforce readiness and economic growth. However, despite these important roles community colleges play, we seldom talk about how to improve that transition between K-12 and community college to ensure more successful outcomes.

Funny, Your Individualized Learning Plan Looks Just Like Mine.

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

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

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Individualized learning is all the rage. As schools and districts adopt new technology to support students in the classroom, many are doing so in the hopes of being able to deliver on the promise of differentiated instruction, and states have jumped on the bandwagon as well.

Hobsons & NACAC Release New Study on Individual Learning Plans for College & Career Readiness

By John Plunkett, Vice President of Policy & Advocacy, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

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Many states and districts use Individual Learning Plans (ILPs), personalized plans developed collaboratively by students and school personnel, to set goals that help students focus on their academic and career futures and keep them on track toward these goals.

My Phone Call with Malala

By Nicole Howard, Content Development Specialist, Hobsons

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

On her 16th birthday, July 12, 2013, Malala Yousafzai, stepped up on a block to reach the microphone at the United Nations. She had reason to celebrate almost one year after the attack on her life by the Taliban in her native Pakistan. Her crime? Advocating for girls’ right to an education.

Ask Questions. Build Knowledge. Discover Strengths.

By JerLene Mosley, Consultant, Gallup

Filed under: Marketplace, Naviance Network, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

To ask and to listen are two of my favorite activities. It is what we do at Gallup. Our robust research has helped us to cull through thousands of questions to find the most predictive and reliable data to use to help people gain new insights and solve problems. Through our strengths resources and tools, we can accelerate learning more about the best in our colleagues, our students, and ourselves.

Naviance Class of 2015: A Glimpse at College Aspirations, Applications, and Plans

By Amanda Mason-Singh, Research Analyst, Hobsons

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

As students gear up this fall for the college search, it’s easy for families to feel overwhelmed. Reports about the increasing number of schools to which students are applying and the low acceptance rates reported by some colleges and universities elevate anxiety levels and shed a negative light on the search and planning process.

Imagining Their Future: Middle Schoolers Speak

By Patty Reinert Mason, Director of Communications, Hobsons

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

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When the Hobsons team visited Thomas Viaduct Middle School in Howard County, Maryland, we asked 11-14 year-olds what they are good at, what they are interested in, and where they might be headed one day, once they get their braces off and survive the rigor of high school.

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.

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