Individual Learning Plan for
Background: Data Integration
• State-wide unique student identifiers are used to link
information from a number of sources.
• Integration with demographic information from
Kentucky’s state student information system.
• Integration with assessment results available at the state
• As additional data becomes available at the state level,
information will be brought directly into the ILP.
• New students’ ILPs are created automatically.
• As students change schools, their ILPs are automatically
transferred with them and made available in their new
The ILP Homepage is the
central point from which
students can access all of the
features and functions available
in the ILP.
Schools can send messages to
students. Schools can also add
links to related online career,
education, and community
The My Documents section of the
ILP allows students to store files
such as essays and presentations,
letters of reference, and scanned
Career Matchmaker Results
The ILP is fully integrated with
the Career Cruising career
Students can save their results
from the Career Matchmaker
Students are asked about their
likes and dislikes in a variety of
areas, such as working with
children, being interested in law,
Students receive a list of 40
career suggestions ranked in
order of suitability.
Careers & Schools that Interest Me
Students can bookmark individual
careers and colleges that they are
interested in and record their
thoughts about each.
Career and college names link
directly to detailed profiles so
students can access information
quickly and easily.
Career Cluster Interests
Kentucky’s 14 Career Clusters
have been integrated in a
variety of ways. Here students
can indicate which clusters are
of particular interest to them
Clicking on the name of a
cluster takes students to a
page with a brief description of
that cluster as well as links to
related career profiles.
Career Planning Activities
Students can document the
career planning and
development activities in
which they have participated,
including job shadowing,
attending career or college
fairs, internships and co-op
The list of available activities
has been customized for
Kentucky. It is also tailored for
middle school and high school
In the Organizations & Activities
section, students can detail the
structured extracurricular activities in
which they participate.
The Hobbies & Interests section allows
students to record the informal or
independent activities that they enjoy.
Community Service Learning
Students can document their
community service learning
experiences, including the
number of hours they have
completed and the name of
their reference or supervisor.
Related files, such as a letter of
reference or timesheet, can be
uploaded and linked to
Students can also enter their
work experience in the same
The Education Plan allows
students to record the high
school courses they have
taken, are taking now, or
plan to take in the future.
Schools can use this section
to help students create a
course schedule that meets
their career and educational
goals. Data from the
Education Plan can also be
used to forecast course
School courses are linked to Kentucky’s
universal course codes to allow
reporting at the school, district, and
The Learning Services
section of the ILP allows
students to record details
about learning options or
programs that they participate
in, both inside and outside of
school. This could include
Gifted and Talented
programs, limited English
proficiency options, private
tutoring, and other services.
The ILP also includes a Resume
Builder, which takes information
students have already entered
and helps them create a
Students can select a variety of
styles and can select the order
in which the sections appear,
allowing them to create
chronological, functional or
combined format resumes.
The resume can be printed from
a web browser or exported as a
Word, text, or html file.
ILP Completion Standards
ILP Completion Standards
clearly define the objectives
and expectations for students.
With the ILP Completion
Status Bar, students can view
requirements and track their
progress towards meeting
those specific objectives.
Completion Standards help
ensure that students keep their
ILPs up to date. Each year
students must review and
ILP Completion Standards are set on revise the required sections of
a grade by grade basis. The ILP is a their ILP and reflect on the
progressive experience for students changes they have made to
as they build their plan over time. achieve completion.
School ILP Administration Tool
The School ILP Administration Tool helps teachers, counselors, and
administrators implement and manage the ILP at their school:
• Retrieve student ILP usernames and passwords.
• View individual students’ ILPs.
• Create and manage advisor accounts to ensure that staff have access to the
features and information that they need.
• Monitor ILP Completion Status both
individually and at the aggregate level.
• Generate a wide variety of
customizable reports for every data
element included in the ILP.
• Customize Career Cruising and the
• Send messages to students and add
links to the ILP Homepage.
School ILP Administration Tool
Integration with Kentucky’s
student information system
takes the burden of student
information management off
of individual schools.
Students are added,
transferred, and promoted
The Student List
The Student List provides
access to a number of options:
• Retrieve student usernames
• View student ILPs or resumes
• View or add to students’
• Record students’ Annual ILP
• View detailed completion
• Create and view Parent
accounts, comments, and
Export the Student List to distribute review status
usernames and passwords, to create
checklists, or other purposes for which • Send messages to individual
you might need the list of student ILPs. students
Individual advisor profiles allow users
access to the tools and data they need.
Four security levels ensure that
students’ personal information is
Students can be assigned to advisors
and teachers to provide quick and easy
access to their students’ data.
The Education Plan enables
students to view Graduation
Requirements as they plan
their course selections.
The Graduation Requirements
feature allows schools to
customize the requirements
beyond the state mandated
Multiple diploma options can
be implemented for students to
view all available graduation
ILP Completion Reports
Track overall student achievement
through a variety of ILP Completion
Quickly and easily monitor students’
progress at a glance and view detailed
Identify students who are not meeting
expectations to determine what help is
The system includes a robust real-time
reporting package to analyze all data
elements collected in the ILP.
Reports can be customized to report
on particular groups of students.
The archiving function allows school
administrators to track trends over
Resources & Support Materials
A variety of support documents
help schools implement the ILP
in the way that works best for
• User’s Guides for Career
Cruising, the ILP, and the
School ILP Administration Tool.
• Classroom Activities and
Independent Research Projects.
• Implementation Suggestions
• Documents to help introduce
parents to the ILP and Career
Career Cruising provides phone and email • Comprehensive online Help
support, as well as proactive client service files provide instant access to
to ensure successful implementations. easy to follow directions.
For More Information
For more information, please contact:
KY Department of Ed.
Matt McQuillen Meredith Beyer
Career Cruising Career Cruising
President Senior Project Manager
Phone: 1-800-965-8541 ext. 24 Phone: 1-800-965-8541 ext. 30