In recent years, schools, districts, and states have increasingly relied on Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) to ensure that students gain the skills necessary to succeed in college and the workforce. Also known as Academic Achievement Plans, Personal Graduation Plans, and Four-Year Plans, ILPs are personalized, goal-oriented programs designed to help students focus on their academic and career futures. Despite their prevalence, ILPs have not been widely studied. Consequently, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), in partnership with Hobsons and with analytical support from Coffey Consulting, LLC, undertook a national study to better understand the operationalization and effectiveness of ILPs in public high schools across the United States.

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