Posted: Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:09am Updated: Mon, 02/11/2019 - 8:44am

Senate Enrolled Act 297 states that not later than July 1, 2019, each school within a school corporation shall include interdisciplinary employability skills standards established by IDOE, in conjunction with the Department of Workforce Development, and approved by the State Board of Education, in the school's curriculum.

Indiana’s Employability Skills Standards allow students to be prepared for the ever-changing needs of today’s workforce. These standards are to be implemented beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. The expectation is for students to work through the standards in multi-subject areas. As students move through grade levels, they will work with and experience the standards at those grade bands (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12).

The standards are based on the National Employability Skill Standards from the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s Employability Skills Benchmarks, the Governor’s Work Ethic Certificate, and the Indiana Department of Education’s Social Emotional Learning Competencies. The standards are arranged within four key areas: Mindsets (M), Work Ethic (WE), Learning Strategies (LS), and Social and Emotional Skills (SE).

Please complete any of the surveys below to contribute your opinions and recommendations about the Employability Skills Standards for any of the grade bands. We anticipate the time needed to complete a survey is 20-30 minutes. Your feedback will enable the IDOE to validate and refine the standards for grade bands. Click on the grade band you’re interested in reviewing using the links posted in the chart below. 
The surveys for public comment will remain open through Friday, February 22, 2019.
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Employability Skills Continuum    
Employability Skills Competencies   PDF
K-2 Employability Skills   PDF
3-5 Employability Skills   PDF
6-8 Employability Skills   PDF
9-10 Employability Skills   PDF
11-12 Employability Skills   PDF