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What's New? Career Decision-Making Tool
NCDG for Counselors and Administrators

This section helps counselors and administrators develop a comprehensive career development program using the NCDG goals and indicators. You can search the framework by learning stage or keyword. You will also find resources on implementation and program evaluation.

Search the Framework

By Learning Stage:
NCDG framework indicators are broken out by learning stage (knowledge, application and reflection). For information about learning stages see What is NCDG?
You can find indicators for a particular learning stage under each domain: Select Learning Stage:

By Keyword:
You can also search within the framework by keyword phrase:


NCDG Crosswalks

Many K-12 schools, postsecondary institutions, and state agencies used the 1989 National Career Development Guidelines (NCDG) framework as the foundation for their career development programs. The crosswalk documents below will help in the transition from old to new.  There is also a crosswalk from ASCA standards to the new NCDG.

  • Crosswalk old NCDG to new:
    • Elementary School Crosswalk [WORD]
    • Middle School Crosswalk [WORD]
    • High School Crosswalk [WORD]
  • Crosswalk American School Counselors' Association (ASCA) standards to the new NCDG [WORD]


Additional Resources

For helping students with their post-high school choices:

  • After Graduation. Presents a wide array of options for students after they graduate from high school, and gives information on how to prepare for the various options. (PDF) (WORD)
  • Where the Jobs Are. Aimed at students, this paper shows how to use labor force and occupational data to plan for ones future. (PDF (WORD)

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