Personal Learning Plans

Planning for Students’ Successful Transition to Postsecondary and Employment
Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.125 requires all students beginning no later than ninth grade to have a Personal Learning Plan around several key elements. This plan should be looked at as a life plan that includes academic scheduling, career exploration, career and employment-related skills, community partnerships, college access, all forms of postsecondary training, and experiential learning opportunities.

Districts must implement these requirements for all students starting no later than grade nine. Districts are free to determine their own means for implementing, selecting resources, reviewing and record keeping of the students’ plans. We suggest you examine the elements you already have in place and create a plan to implement the legislative requirements for all students based on that examination.

The Career and College Readiness (CCR) Resource Guide was developed to assist districts with planning and developing career and college readiness strategies, including Personal Learning Plans. Download the CCR Resource Guide: Domains and Competencies (refer to pages 23-25, 27-33 and 35) and the CCR Resource Guide: Program Planning Guide (refer to pages 21-23). For more information about the CCR Resource Guide, visit the Career and College Success page.