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These tests show what grade level they are achieving at that given point in time. This information helps the counselor know which English section and mathematic classes to put the students. For each English and mathematic class there is two sections, a lower section and an average/higher section. Having these sections for Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 helps me know at what pace, how many examples, and differentiated instruction I need to provide for the students.

Once students have their schedules and are in the correct mathematic classes I have them complete a handout with questions about them. I learn a lot of valuable information about my students from these handouts. I learn about their interests, what they consider their strengths and weaknesses, how they learn best, and so on. I use these handouts to find ways to make connections between mathematics and their interests. I also use these handouts to know which areas students will need help with the most. The majority of students write that their weakest subject to be