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Guidance for Implementing Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 49
House File 2392 implements the recommendations of the Secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Task Force, which call for a modernization of secondary CTE to ensure consistent, equitable access to high-quality CTE and concurrent enrollment opportunities for all Iowa students. Division I of HF 2392 focuses on career and academic planning and proposes a redesign of the existing planning process established under Iowa Code chapter 279, section 61.
Administrative rules for Division I of HF 2392 were developed by the Department during the spring of 2016. The administrative rules were brought before and approved by the Iowa State Board of Education on June 9, 2016. The administrative rules are effective immediately.
Below is a link to a summary of the administrative rules implementing Division I of HF 2392, as well as initial guidance on implementing the provisions of Division I.
District Plan Templates
Below are sample district plan templates that include all Iowa Administrative Rules Code 281 -- 49 (279) for the Individual Career and Academic Planning (ICAP) requirements.
Career Information Systems Meeting State Board Standards
Below is a list career information and decision-making systems meeting standards adopted by the Iowa State Board of Education. Per Iowa Code chapter 279.61, as revised by House File 2392, all districts must use a CIS which meets state board standards. The standards adopted by the State Board of Education are outlined in 281 – Iowa Administrative Code chapter 49.6(3). Accordingly, to be in compliance a district may choose from any of the CISs listed below.
Career Information Systems Meeting State Standards - Last Rvsd. December 2016
|Navigator (State Designated CIS)||Kuder||June 30, 2019|
|EDUsystems||CollegiateZone||June 30, 2019|
|Career Cruising||Career Cruising||June 30, 2019|
|I Have A Plan Iowa||XAP||June 30, 2019|
|IntoCareers||University of Oregon||June 30, 2019|
|Virtual Job Shadow||Strivven Media||June 30, 2019|
|MAP (My Academic Plan)||Iowa State University||June 30, 2019|
|Naviance||Hobsons||June 30, 2019|
Please note that the department has adopted a continuous review process for CISs, and this list will be updated as new CISs are reviewed.
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs relating to 281 - Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 49, Iowa Code Chapter 279, Section 61, implementation of House File (HF) 2392, Division I Career Guidance Requirements
Vendor Application for System Approval
All vendor-provided career information and decision-making systems must be approved by the Department in order for use by a school district. Below is an application for system approval. Please submit the application to Amy Vybiral at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application process will be on-going, but in order to be placed on the initial list of approved vendors the Department must receive a vendor’s application by 4:30 PM on June 30, 2016.
Questions Regarding Vendor Application for System Approval
Q1: Regarding the intent of the demonstration codes, will they be used for the purpose of reviewing this vendor application only?
A1: The purpose of the demonstration code is for the review team to view and manipulate the functionality and features of the Career Information System that is described in the application. Access to the demonstration site will not be shared outside the review team.
Q2: Given the limited space available for answers in the Excel spreadsheet, can we attach a document that includes answers to questions that do not fit in a cell?
A2: If you are not able to properly answer the question in the space provided on the application, you may submit well organized and clearly labeled supplemental materials with your response (i.e., the title of the document should clearly indicate which question is being addressed by the content of the document).
Q3: Can we provide a full demonstration specific to your needs instead of a demonstration site with a login and password?
A3: The purpose of the demonstration code is for the review team to view and manipulate the functionality and features of the Career Information System that is described in the application. Due to time constraints, we will not be accepting vendor demonstrations for the purpose of the application approval process.