Individual Student Planning
Individual planning activities assist all students to plan, monitor, and manage their own learning, as well as their personal and career development. Within this component, students evaluate their educational, occupational, and personal goals and develop individual education/career plans no later than eighth grade in collaboration with parents/guardians. The activities in this component are counselor planned and directed. These activities are generally delivered on an individual basis or by working with individuals in small groups. The focus is on having students individualize and personalize their planning. Individual planning is implemented through the following strategies.
- Appraisal - School counselors work with students in analyzing and evaluating their abilities, interests, skills, and achievements. Test information and other evaluation data form a basis for developing short-term and long-term plans with students and their parents/guardians.
- Education and Career Planning - School counselors work with students to use social/emotional, educational, and career and labor market information to manage their personal plans of study. The involvement of parents/guardians and other school staff is critical in planning a program that meets the individual needs of students.
- Transition - School counselors assist students in making the transition from grade to grade and school to school or school to work. School counselors develop, review, and revise Personal Plans of Study with their students.