Key Characteristic 4:
Growth in Learning
STANDARD # 28
With support, learners pursue individual goals including the
acquisition of academic and non- academic skills important for their
educational futures and careers.
Professional staff members engage
with learners to help them recognize
their talents and potential, and to
identify meaningful, attainable goals
that support academic, career,
personal, and social skills.
Learners choose activities and monitor
their own progress, demonstrating
active ownership of their stated goals.
• Data indicating personalized
learning plans that include goals
• Professional development plan
that includes instruction about
how to individualize learning goals
• Samples of learner ownership
of learning, such as learner-led
conferences, career exploration
goals, and access to academic