Promising Practices Self-Assessment Tool


The Promising Practices Self-Assessment tool can be used to help you to assess your essential skills initiative against the 12 Marker of Promising Practice. Use it to measure your project’s strengths,  identify areas for improvement, and provide evidence to funders of your project’s impact.

The Self-Assessment tool includes an easy to follow User Guide that will help lead you through your assessment and the interpretation of your results.

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This self-assessment tool can be used by anyone involved with the development or delivery of an Essential Skills initiative for Indigenous people. The Self-Assessment Tool uses the evidence-based 12 Markers of Promising Practice identified by FIMESIP with a series of descriptive indicators for each Marker. The information gathered through the assessment process can be used to promote your promising practices, refine and strengthen your existing ES projects, and guide the development of future ES projects.

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Get your results instantly using the online Self-Assessment Tool.  Your results are completely confidential. They are not collected or saved on the website. You are the  only one who will see them.


Download the User Guide to learn how to use the Self-Assessment Tool

The User Guide will help you through the self assessment process and with using your results effectively.

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The 12 Markers of Promising Practice

  1. 1. First Nations, Inuit, and Métis control and ownership of their own education and training initiatives
  2. 2. Partnerships
  3. 3. Working with and in the Community
  4. 4. Learner-Centered Approach
  5. 5. Holistic Approach to Essential Skills Program Delivery
  6. 6. Experienced and Knowledgeable Staff
  7. 7. Principles of Adult and Indigenous Learning
  1. 8. Culture, Language, and Traditions
  2. 9. Employer Involvement and Direct Workplace Experience
  3. 10. On-going Communication
  4. 11. Established Evaluation Criteria and Methods
  5. 12. Promotes the Business Case