ADEL — The Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) has selected Kuder Navigator(r) as the state’s designated career information and decision-making system (CIS). Through a competitive bidding process, the IDOE identified Navigator as the platform best-suited to ensure all Iowa school districts meet state career and technical education (CTE) standards as adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) and outlined in 281-Iowa Administrative Code Rule 49.6(2).
Navigator is an online system providing middle and high school students with tools and resources necessary for lifelong career success, including Kuder’s research-based career assessments that measure interests, skills, and work values. It has been proven to ease student transitions into high school and postsecondary education, and encourages active involvement of faculty, staff, and parents.
According to a 2016 announcement from the IDOE, each Iowa school district must use a CIS that supports the requirements for the career and academic planning process established in statute and meets the standards adopted by the SBE in compliance with Iowa Administrative Code Rule 49.6(2). The announcement outlined Iowa House File 2392 Division I-Individual Career and Academic Planning (ICAP), which calls for the establishment of a system focused on the student experience and preparation for postsecondary success.
“Kuder is extremely pleased and honored to have been selected as Iowa’s designated career information provider,” said Phil Harrington, Kuder president and CEO. “As an Iowa-based company, we’re looking forward to providing continued service to Iowa’s students and school districts, and to helping young people across our home state see what they can be.”
About Kuder, Inc.: Over 165 million people have used Kuder’s research-based career assessment, education planning, and guidance resources to help visualize which industry or career, field of study, or school to pursue next in life. Kuder helps ensure that people of all ages can unlock the power of their own potential, and create a bright future. For more information, visit www.kuder.com or call 800.314.8972.