Developing a deep understanding of needs, interests and strengths around: academics, health & wellness, social-emotional development, culture & language, living situation, cognitive skills

Regularly solicit and compile information regarding learners’ interests, strengths and needs (i.e. learner inventories), including: prior learning experiences; special learning needs and disabilities; primary language; home and community context; social functioning, behaviors, and socio-emotional barriers; and work habits

Review available information regarding learners’ prior academic performance (e.g. testing, work samples, portfolios)

Conduct observations and formative assessments to confirm learners’ current academic level and their response to varying levels of academic challenge