Briefly identify two or three areas of strength that emerged from your self-assessment.

Strength that emerged from your self-assessment

Self-Assessment and Proposal

In this course, you will engage with interesting content, and you will have the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills that you develop several times throughout the course. For your first assignment in this course, you will complete a self-assessment of the knowledge and skills that are addressed in this course. The items in this self-assessment are aligned to the course competencies.


For each item in the table on Page 2, rate your level of proficiency on each competency according to this scale:

0:         Nonperformance: I have no experience or expertise in this.

1:         Basic: I have limited experience and expertise in this.

2:         Proficient: I have some experience and average expertise in this.

3:         Distinguished: I have extensive experience and expertise in this.


For each item, write a sentence or two presenting the evidence that supports your rating. There are various types of evidence you might provide depending on your unique situation. For example, in support of a strength, you could refer to past positive evaluations you received from a supervisor relative to that strength; in support of an area for opportunity, you might state that you have not had training or job experience that would develop your skill in that area. The type of evidence you choose is up to you, but it is not enough to make an unsupported assessment.


In the section following the table, write a two-page proposal in which you set goals for learning in this course, based on your self-assessment data. Follow the prompts in parentheses and italics to help you craft the content for each part of the proposal. In the proposal, you will do the following:

  • Describe two or three main strengths that emerged from this self-assessment of the course knowledge and skills.
  • Write three goal statements for learning during this course. Each goal statement should be observable and measurable so you can determine the extent of your improvement later on.
  • Make a brief action plan: Explain what actions you will take to address each goal throughout this course.

When you have completed this worksheet, save it and submit it as Assignment 1.


Self-Assessment Table

Supporting Evidence
I know how to create inclusive learning environments for all students.0123 
My educational setting is an environment in which respect for and value of diversity are demonstrated.0123 
I am aware of multicultural issues that impact students.0123 
I am well-informed about how cultural issues impact curriculum, instruction, and assessment in educational settings.0123 
I can assess my knowledge and skills accurately.0123 
I can think critically by interpreting, analyzing, evaluating, and making inferences about information through the use of evidence.0123 



ItemRatingSupporting Evidence
I can find and review scholarly references to use as academic support for my work.0123 
I am able to communicate professionally with stakeholders in my educational setting.0123 
I am able to communicate in a scholarly way, including writing at a standard expected of a graduate learner, in the courseroom and in assignments.0123 
I can reflect on my own learning and my professional practice in a way that allows for future goal setting.0123 


Learning Goals Proposal

Follow the prompts in italics to complete each section; delete the prompts before submitting your proposal.


(In a single, brief paragraph, tell about your professional background: for example, years you have been teaching, grades or subjects you have taught.)


(Briefly identify two or three areas of strength that emerged from your self-assessment. To what do you attribute your strength in this area?)

Growth Opportunities

(Briefly identify two or three opportunities for growth that emerged from your self-assessment. Why do you think that these areas are weaker for you?)

Goal Statements

(Briefly identify 3 observable, measurable goals for your learning in this course. They must be related to items in the self-assessment, as those items are aligned to the course competencies.) Be sure to follow the criteria of SMART goals described in the Unit 2 study activity.

Goal Statement #1.

            Goal Statement #2.

            Goal Statement #3.

Planning for Improvement

(Briefly explain what actions you will take to address each goal throughout this course. What challenges might you face in carrying out the action items?)

            Actions to Address Goal #1.

            Actions to Address Goal #2.

            Actions to Address Goal #3.



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