Supporting Personalized Learning through Individualized Learning Plans

Donald G. Hackmann, Joel R. Malin, Asia N. Fuller Hamilton, Laura O’donnell

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Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs), an effective strategy to promote students’ college and career readiness, are increasingly used in US school systems as a mechanism to encourage students’ career exploration and identification of career goals. After describing features of ILPs, we provide an example of the ILP process developed and implemented in the junior high schools in McLean County (Illinois) Unit District No. 5. Based upon this experience, we share important factors for school leaders that can affect successful implementation in their schools.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-70
JournalThe Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 4 2019


  • individualized learning plans
  • career readiness
  • college readiness
  • educational reform


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