This classroom needs assessment guide is designed for instructors and is based on the principles outlined in Stage 1: Understand Needs of the ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework.
Understanding the needs of the learners in your class is an important part of providing effective instruction. Taking the time to understand individual learners’ needs, challenges and goals will help you provide effective instruction and support. Aim for a balance between learner needs and your program’s purpose and goals.
The purpose of this classroom needs assessment tool is to help instructors:
- gather information about individual learners’ needs, supports and barriers
- create a class profile, which can inform unit and lesson planning
- identify learners that may have been misplaced