Career Development Education (CDE) Guide/Glossary
This guide from the DESE provides a variety of CDE activities now offered by many schools and communities in Massachusetts, along with definitions and frameworks to assist with efforts to create or expand and improve these activities.
Connecting Activities is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education initiative that leverages a statewide infrastructure to support college and career readiness for all students.
DESE Office of College and Career Readiness
DESE Office of Tiered System of Supports
MA Definition of College/Career Readiness
This definition, approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, sets out what it means for students to be prepared for success in postsecondary education and the workplace.
MA Guide for Implementing Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
This resource provides guidance for the implementation and use of the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) as a student-directed college and career planning tool.
MA Work-Based Learning Plan
The Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan (WBLP) is used throughout Massachusetts to structure youth employment placements, including summer jobs, internships, cooperative education placements and more. It is a four-page document (or four screens if you use the online version) that provides a job description, a list and description of key foundation skills and career and workplace-specific skills, and a performance evaluation.
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