How Assessdo Uses This Reflection Tool

Educators and administrators can implement elements of this tool in-person, virtually, or a blend of both. For example:

• Meet with a student or group of students in-person or online to assign assessment online.  Educator instantly views results and talks about selected assessment for 5-10 minutes.

• Post online and have students answer during their own time.  Educator views and reports results back to students in class at end of week.  System stores results for administration, district, and statewide data.

• Include assessments within assignments that students may be completing at home.


Self awareness is the ability to evaluate yourself socially and understand how your behavior is being perceived by others. If you’re self-aware, you know how you’re feeling, how you’re acting, and how you appear. You likely have a strong grasp on your own strengths and weaknesses, which means that you know where and how you’ll be most useful. This knowledge can make you a great leader because you have an understanding of what skills you may be missing and therefore where and how you need others to apply their skills.

Self-awareness can also help you train yourself to think about your emotions in a productive way. It requires self-reflection and interpretation, so if you’re self-aware, when you get upset you might start to think about why you feel as you do and find that the feeling is momentary, misplaced, or a catalyst for positive action. Doing this allows you to think of your emotions as part of a larger picture, so you don’t become consumed by them. Knowing the reasoning behind your emotions can also give you a greater sense of control over them, improving self-efficacy.

Prompts That Support Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness is considered to be having clear perception of personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions.

  1. What are some things that make you feel mad?
  2. What are some things that make you feel sad?
  3. What are some things that make you feel happy?
  4. What strategies have you used to help with difficult emotions during online learning or your transition back to school?

  1. What do you like about school?
  2. What is challenging about school?
  3. What is something you are good at?
  4. Who in the school, your family or your neighborhood can you go to if you are having a problem in school– like with a friend?
  5. What assets do you see in yourself?

  1. What are some goals you have in school or at home?
  2. What internal qualities or external supports have helped you accept new challenges and adjust to change?
  3. How did you handle it if you ever felt like giving up at something you wanted to get better at?