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The purpose of this resource is to provide support for teachers in assisting students to meaningfully self-assess the Core Competencies. The three Core Competencies — Communication, Thinking, and Personal and Social — are the sets of intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies that all students need to develop in order to engage in deep and lifelong learning.

Rather than being prescriptive, this resource provides flexible suggestions for supporting student self-assessment.

While students and teachers continue to become familiar with the self-assessment of the Core Competencies, it is recommended that students begin by self-assessing on one, some, or all three broad Core Competencies on the final report of this school year based on where they are on their learning path. Teachers provide support as needed.

Thereafter, students can grow their self-assessment to include further Core Competencies with the goal of self-assessing on all three broad Core Competencies in increasingly powerful ways going forward.

-Adapted from the B.C. Ministry of Education

 

SSACC Team

A very special thanks to the team of Surrey educators who have contributed to this resource and to the many educators throughout and beyond British Columbia who we continue to learn from and with.

 

Core competencies are sets of intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies that all students need to develop in order to engage in deep learning and life-long learning.

What are core competencies?

One type of assessment that has been shown to raise students’ achievement significantly is student self-assessment (Black & William, 1998; Chappuis & Stiggins, 2002; Rolheiser & Ross, 2001; White & Frederiksen, 1998).

Why is student self-assessment so important?