Launched in 2007, the ICEOMC attempts to ease the educational path for children of military families. Military families tend to move three times more often on average than non-military families. These relocations often lead to students missing numerous days of schools as well as having to learn new policies at every school they attend.
In response to these challenges, various state and federal groups developed the ICEOMC. All 50 states plus Washington, DC, have entered into this agreement that generates a uniform policy for all military children. By joining this compact, states work together and implement standard graduation requirements, course placements, and records transfer across all schools so that students are not penalized because of their family's military involvement.