Individualized learning plans (ILPs) are being implemented in high schools throughout the United States as strategic planning tools that help students align course plans with career aspirations and often include the development of postsecondary plans. This article describes the emergence and nature of ILPs, promising practice strategies as well as challenges associated with gaining whole school buy-in, and the potential for career and vocational research.
Solberg, V. Scott, Phelps, L. Allen, Haakenson, Kristin A., Durham, Julie F., and Timmons, Joe. (2012). The Nature and Use of Individualized Learning Plans as a Promising Career Intervention Strategy. Journal of Career Development, 39, 500-514.