Using Student Self-Assessment to Guide Learning Progressions

Focus Area: Competency-Based Learning


Pathway: Awareness

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This course supports you to build an understanding of how to use student self-assessments to guide learning in a competency-based classroom.

This 1 hour course includes the following lessons:

  • Understanding the Why: We will dig into why self-assessment is a key structure in a competency-based, self-paced classroom.

  • Simple Self-Assessment Strategies: We will explore several strategies for supporting students in self-assessing their learning.

  • Building a Self-Assessment Culture: We will discuss how to set up a classroom culture that promotes student autonomy.

  • Informing Learning Progressions: We will learn about how to leverage self-assessment in inform tasks in a learning progressions.

  • Putting the Pieces Together: We will explore a strategy that combines student self-assessment with a student-designed learning progression.


This BL Connect course is designed for teachers.


  • 1 hour self-directed course
  • Participants will need a computer with Internet access


I design structures to provide targeted support to students in a competency-based model.