Governor Signs Bill that Develops Individual Career Academic Plan

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The governor this week signed House Bill 2155 by State Rep. Jadine Nollan and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa.


The bill allows for a two-year pilot program of the Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP). The multi-year guidance tool – developed by individual students, the student’s parents or legal guardians in collaboration with their school counselors, school administrators, teachers, and other school personnel – will help students strategically plan a post-secondary pathway to align with their self-defined, career, college or life goals.


“The ICAP process will help students develop a strong vision for what they want to do in life as a career and give them a strategic pathway to successfully achieve their vision or dream,” said Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs.


“This legislation was a request bill from the Oklahoma State Department of Education and a recommendation from the 95 member stakeholders serving on the Assessment and Accountability Task Force and also the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee and is projected to have no fiscal impact,” Nollan said.


She pointed out that Oklahoma is one of only seven states that did not have a plan like this in place.


Twenty-seven districts have already agreed to voluntarily participate in the 2017-18 school year.  The goal is for ICAP to continue to expand and add districts on a voluntary basis in 2018-19.  In 2019-20, ICAP would be implemented statewide.  It would also serve as one of the multiple measures for graduation required by House Bill 3218 that passed last year.