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Programs of Study
(within Individual Graduation Plans [IGP])

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) calls for states to offer career and technical programs of study, which may be adopted by local educational agencies and postsecondary institutions as an option to students (and their parents as appropriate) when planning for and completing future coursework. To help states and local agencies meet this requirement, the Division of Academic and Technical Education, in collaboration with major national associations, organizations, and states, have developed a Programs of Study Design Framework (Framework). The Framework (shown below) identifies 10 key components and corresponding subcomponents that, taken together, support the development and implementation of effective programs of study. Although all 10 components are important, they are neither independent nor of equal priority.

Idaho's Cluster-Level Individual Graduation Plans and Pathway-Level Individual Graduation Plans embed programs of study and address the 10 key components cited in the diagram below. Please hover over the labels below and click for more information.


Program_of_Study_Framework Program of Study Design Framework Legislation & Policies Professional Development Secondary Level Postsecondary Level College and Career Readiness Standards Guidance & Counseling Academic Advisement Guidance & Counseling Academic Advisement Course Sequences Course Sequences Credit Transfer Agreements Teaching & Learning Strategies Technical Skills Assessments Credentials Accountability & Evaluation Systems Partnerships