Naviance and CPP Team Up to Broaden Student Horizons

Naviance offers CPP, Inc.’s iStartStrong™ assessment in its NavStore™ marketplace, helping students connect current work and interests with future opportunities to prepare for college and career success

Aug 18, 2011, 08:05 ET from Hobsons

ARLINGTON, Va. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Naviance, the leading provider of measurable student success solutions for K-12 schools and districts, and CPP, Inc. (, an industry leader in research, training, and organizational development tools, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment, today announced the launch of the iStartStrong™ assessment through Naviance Succeed.  With this launch, Naviance Network schools and districts can employ tools through Succeed’s NavStore™ marketplace to help students identify and pursue a college and career path that aligns with their interests and personalities.

“We believe that helping students see a connection between their work in school and their opportunities for a fulfilling career and life is critical to college and career success. Partnering with CPP gives our members access to best-in-class tools to help students identify a career path that aligns with their interests and personality, ultimately increasing the likelihood that they’ll stay in school and graduate,” said Stephen M. Smith, President of Naviance.

For the first time Naviance will offer CPP, Inc.’s iStartStrong report which enables students to chart fulfilling career paths by discovering how their interests, preferences, and personal styles relate to career options. iStartStrong offers the insights of the Strong Interest Inventory® assessment – which is used by more than 70 percent of U.S. colleges and universities – through an interactive, online format.

The NavStore offers an easy way for Naviance member schools and districts to find best-in-class college and career readiness support tools. Staff can view integrated product offerings through launching the NavStore right from the homepage in Naviance Succeed. This one-stop shop is unique as it provides members the ability to explore a variety of high-quality, supplemental products and services.

“In today’s hyper-competitive global economy, the importance of helping students connect with their ideal careers can’t be underestimated,” said Jeff Hayes, President and CEO, CPP, Inc. “We’re thrilled to partner with Naviance to give students the self-awareness they need to make the best career choice.”

About CPP, Inc.

Since its founding in 1956, CPP, Inc., has been a leading publisher and provider of innovative products and services for individual and organizational development, supplying reliable training solutions to businesses of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, as well as educators, government agencies, and training and development consultants. The company’s hundreds of offerings have been used by millions of individuals in more than 100 countries, in more than 20 languages, to help people and organizations grow and develop by improving performance and increasing understanding. Among CPP’s world-renowned brands and services are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, Strong Interest Inventory®, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), FIRO®, and CPI 260® assessments; and CPP Professional Services. For more information on CPP, visit

About Naviance

Naviance, a Hobsons company, is the leading provider of measurable student success solutions for K-12 schools. Serving more than 200,000 educators and 4 million students across nearly 5,000 schools in 82 countries, Naviance provides student-centric tools for course, career, college and success planning. Naviance Succeed users are representative of the diverse variety of institutions providing K-12 education, from schools in large urban public school districts and suburban private schools to small rural public schools.  Established in 2002, Naviance’s mission is to help every student graduate from high school prepared for success in post-secondary education and the twenty-first century workplace. For more information visit

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Myers-Briggs, and MBTI are trademarks or registered trademarks of the MBTI Trust, Inc. Strong Interest Inventory, FIRO, and CPI 260 are registered trademarks and iStartStrong, California Psychological Inventory and CPI are trademarks of CPP, Inc.

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