The first step in the evaluation cycle is self-assessment. In this step educators articulate areas of professional practice that are strengths and areas of professional practice that need further development. To conduct a strong and substantive self-assessment educators should:
- note district and school priorities,
- review the appropriate rubric,
- collect and analyze student data, and
- reflect on previous professional performance.
Educators should then use this information and the appropriate rubric to identify at least one professional strength and at least one area for growth. There are no right or wrong answers, but a thorough self-assessment prepares educators for Step 2: Goal Setting and Action Plans.
- View the complete Self-Assessment Guide including best practices and a suggested self-assessment timeline.
- View a completed sample self-assessment worksheet.
- Conduct your self-assessment by completing your own self-assessment worksheet.
- View exemplar self-assessments for Nurses, Guidance Counselors, and Teachers.