For any advisor/advisee program to be successful, outcomes and goals need to be established. The advisory program can help students discover more about themselves, gain self-confidence, be more engaged in their education and enable them to set goals for their future.
Below are some tools to help provide the best advisor/advisee program to students:
Kentucky students can certainly benefit from advising and mentoring programs, but a quality program in and of itself takes careful planning and time to develop and implement. Recent research suggests that poorly planned, or short-term, advising and mentoring can actually do more harm than good to our students, resulting in more negative impacts.
The Individual Learning Plans or ILPs for Kentucky's 6th grade through 12 grade students are changing how student prepare themselves for their future. Find information here about implementing and utilizing the ILP system to best benefit students and schools.
Operation Preparation is a joint effort of the Kentucky Department of Education and the Department of Workforce Development and provides a powerful opportunity for schools, students, parents and communities to collaborate in the process of effective advising and focus attention on the importance of planning for college and/or career.