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Career Plan in New York State

Starting in ninth grade, the Career Plan is part of the documentation required for students working toward a CDOS Credential. It is used to track and update student engagement annually in the career planning process over the school year throughout high school.

The Career Plan looks at five different areas:

  • personal data

  • review of the student career plan

  • review of the student’s knowledge

  • review of student’s skills/application

  • review of student’s experience from the current school year to see what they have learned about themselves to help make future decisions


Each section is used to help develop a plan when it comes to the student’s goals, skills, and interests around a career. The student is the most important person in the planning process as the career plan is used in the development of the career goal.  

It will be completed each year-end from freshman to senior years of high school to show the process of career planning. The student’s stated preferences and interests on a career plan must be reviewed and addressed and considered with the Individualized Education Program (IEP) development.

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