Core Competencies


The 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 (BC Ministry of Education).

The Core Competencies are about our learners – personalization, inclusion, and diversity. It is not filling in a template or checking off aspects on a rubric – it is about what students are becoming and how to support them (S. Jeroski).

Research suggests that reflection/self-assessment is the most powerful instructional strategy. The purpose of self-assessment/reflection is to enable students to understand the processes and products of their learning. This understanding is the foundation of new learning. The process of self-assessment is what matters; the form/record is less important (S. Jeroski).

Below you will find a plethora of resources to help you assist your learners to self reflect and self assess while authentically guiding them through the process of “noticing, naming, nurturing, and celebrating their Core Competencies.

Core Competencies Resources for Students and Teachers

  • Download all Core Competency Frameworks as PDF
  • Download all Core Competency Frameworks as DOC
  • Supporting Self Assessment and Reporting of Core Competencies (BC Ministry of Education)
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Self-Assessing and Reporting on the Core Competencies (BC Ministry of Education)
  • Core Competencies Poster (PDF)
  • Core Competencies + I Can (PDF)
  • Core Competencies Posters (Developed by SD41) (PDF)
  • Reflection Prompts for Core Competencies (Developed by the BC Curriculum and Assessment Network) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Core Competencies Prompting Questions (Developed by SD62) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Core Competencies Pies (Developed by SD41) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Core Competencies Self Reflection (Developed by K. Keller – SD43) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Core Competencies Reflection (Adapted from K. Keller – SD43) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Core Competencies Self Assessment (Adapted from K. Keller – SD43) (PDF)
  • Core Competencies Frame for Images (Adapted from J. Chow – SD41) (DOC)
  • Core Competencies Self Reflection (Developed by K. Keller – SD43) (PDF) (DOC)
  • My Core Competencies Goals (Developed by K. Keller – SD43) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Self Reflection (Adapted from K. Keller – SD43) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Student Core Competency Reflection (Adapted from K. Keller – SD43) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Two Stars and a Wish 1 (Developed by SD79) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Two Stars and a Wish 2 (Developed by SD79) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Two Wishes and a Star 1 (Developed by SD79) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Two Wishes and a Star 2 (Developed by SD79) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Core Competencies Posters for Primary (Developed by SD62) (PDF)
  • Core Competencies Posters for Intermediate (Developed by SD62) (PDF)
  • Core Competencies Self Reflection and Artifacts Developed by SD62) (DOC)
  • Core Competencies – K-3 Self-Assessment (Developed by POPEI) (PDF)
  • Communication Reflection and Profiles (Developed by SD62) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Competency Books (Developed by SD71) (PDF)