Over the past week our district data coach, Anne Childers, spent some time on campus working with students, teachers, and admin around individualized student goal setting with a focus on math. After working through the goal setting process, students identified barriers and supports to their learning. What stood out for me is how goal setting creates an intersection between academic, social, and emotional development. Many of the barriers and supports to individualized learning goals were not academic in nature but rather social and emotional. Ultimately, our purpose in brining in data points is to support students in understanding themselves as learners. Our hope is to increase each student’s awareness of their own strengths and areas of growth to self-advocate as a learner.