ECAP – Education and Career Action Plan

What is an ECAP?

On February 25, 2008 the Arizona State Board of Education approved Education and Career Action Plans for all Arizona students grades 9-12. An ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) reflects a student’s current plan of coursework, career aspirations, and extended learning opportunities in order to develop the student’s individual academic and career goals.

Why is an ECAP important?

We as educators believe that integrating an Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP) process into all facets of the school experience enables students to be lifelong learners and problem-solvers, developing and applying 21st century skills to their life experiences, as students, as workers, as consumers, and as responsible citizens. With the ability to identify skills and interests and to apply that knowledge to create their own ECAP, our students will have developed needed skills to advance in a more fluid, seamless transition, meeting 21st Century technologies and work place postsecondary requirements.


ECAP Accountability Information
Review this page to see what, when, and where to submit needed ECAP documentation.
Resources and More
Explore this page for examples of Arizona school ECAPs and other valuable resources.

ECAP 2013 Implementation Survey:

In the Fall of 2103, West Ed Comprehensive Center was contracted to assist the Arizona Department of Education in determining the implementation level of the Education and Career Action Plan Process (ECAP) in schools serving grades 9-12.  Schools were required by the State Board of Education to have this process in place for the graduating class of 2013.  A memorandum was sent to district and charter school principals asking them to see that one survey was completed per high school site.  The electronic survey results were then compiled into a summary report by WestEd and reviewed by ADE.  The results of the survey will provide guidance to ADE in our efforts to assist schools in refining their ECAP process and student ECAP plan.

Contact Information

Kay Schreiber
College and Career Ready Coordinator
State School Counselors Supervisor
(602) 542-5353
Maxine Daly
Deputy Associate Superintendent
Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders
(602) 542-5510
Address: Arizona Department of Education, 1535 W. Jefferson St. Bin #24, Phoenix, AZ 85007