Naviance Introduces Post-Secondary Planning Suite
Software provider Naviance has announced the release of Naviance Succeed, a suite of solutions designed to help K-12 students and their teachers devise data-driven plans for life and career following high school graduation. The announcement came at last week's National Education Computing Conference (NECC) in Washington, DC.
Whether headed for college, military service, or directly into the workplace--or even if they are still undecided--students can use current and regularly updated data from a wide variety of sources in conjunction with the software and work with educators to prepare detailed and informed multi-year success plans.
Succeed comprises four programs that are designed to contribute to the planning process and guide educators in helping their students prepare their plans and use all the available resources, including school and district SIS data that students might not be able to access under other circumstances.
The programs include:
- Course Planner, which allows students to map out their high school course plan in order to optimize future opportunities, with options to explore multiple scenarios, identify academic and practical strengths and set levels of challenge and intensity accordingly, identify prerequisites and subsequent course options, and even track "College Power Scores," which help to evaluate how their course plans will prepare them for different types of colleges;
- College Planner, which manages the college admissions process, including applications, supporting documents, transcripts, recommendations, and admissions contacts, and keeps track of requirements applicants must meet and coordinates various offerings with individual goals;
- Career Planner, which gives students an opportunity to explore a broad selection of possible career opportunities, gain a better understanding of each career field, determine the requirements of and benefits (including wages available in each field), and align career goals to interests and aptitudes; and
- District Connection, which allows all of the aforementioned to integrate district SIS data and apply it to practical post-secondary planning.
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