Disposition assessment strengths and weaknesses reflective paper

This is a paper that is focusing on the disposition assessment strengths and weaknesses reflective paper. The paper also provides additional guidelines to use in writing the assignment paper well.

Disposition assessment strengths and weaknesses reflective paper

Download the Teacher Education  Disposition Assessment here.
You can also find it in the SPU Teacher Education Communication HUB Canvas Site for future reference under Program Assessments here.

Read through it and complete it as a self-assessment for your own practice. You will not be turning this in, but you will use the results of this for your disposition paper.

Most of us are Basic or Proficient on most dispositions. None of us are Unsatisfactory or Distinguished on all of them. It may be you are unsure how to rate yourself – take time and think about it. If you are entirely stuck, mark Basic as the default.

Please note the goal is not self-reverence (all Distinguished) or self-scorn (all Unsatisfactory) – both approaches are unproductive and inaccurate. Our goal is self-assessment for growth – so be balanced, recognizing that “no challenge has overtaken you that is not faced by others” (I Corinthians, 10:13). It’s obvious, but also helpful to recognize that there is no assessment in the world that will fully represent your character and that this exercise is about raising awareness for making incremental improvements.

Disposition assessment strengths and weaknesses reflective paper

Reflective self-assessment paper. Write a paper between 1000 and 1200 words responding to the questions below using reflective narrative. You will choose 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses from the list of 12 criteria on the Disposition Assessment.  It is not necessary to follow APA style, but attention to syntax and control of conventions is part of the scoring rubric, shown below. Upload your final paper to Canvas (Word or PDF file format) under the Assignments > Disposition Self-Assessment link.

If you would like to use these questions as prompts but to follow your own personal narrative style and structure, that is fine. Just don’t forget to write two areas of strength, two areas of growth/weakness, and the action steps you will take to improve in those areas of weakness.


What are two of your strengths (from the Disposition Assessment criteria) that you may build on as an emerging educator?
How might your strengths provide opportunity to move from novice to expert teacher?


Firstly, what are two of your weaknesses (from the Disposition Assessment criteria) that you need to improve to be an effective educator?
Secondly, how might your weaknesses prevent movement from novice to expert teacher?
Thirdly, what are two practical and observable steps you may take to improve your weaknesses?
Disposition Self-Assessment Rubric
Disposition Self-Assessment Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts