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Foundation Skills Self-Appraisal
Instructions
Step 1:
Read each statement on the next page and check the box that best describes your typical behavior.
Step 2:
Review the appraisal according to the following sections to determine your workplace foundation
skill areas of strength or weakness:
Basic Workplace Skills
Statements 1-9
Basic Employability Skills
Statements 10-15
Basic Workplace Knowledge
Statements 16-23
Lifelong Learning Skills
Statements 24-30
Step 3:
Discuss your results with a partner and your instructor. Talk about your areas of strength and how
they can help you on the job. Talk about the areas you can improve and why. Then, work with your
instructor to develop a plan to strengthen those areas you need for success on the job. One part of
your plan will be to learn more about how to apply specific strategies to improve your foundation
skills and knowledge.
Developed by the Workforce Education Research Center 
Foundation Skills Self-Appraisal
Instructions
Step 1:
Read each statement on the next page and check the box that best describes your typical behavior.
Step 2:
Review the appraisal according to the following sections to determine your workplace foundation
skill areas of strength or weakness:
Basic Workplace Skills
Statements 1-9
Basic Employability Skills
Statements 10-15
Basic Workplace Knowledge
Statements 16-23
Lifelong Learning Skills
Statements 24-30
Step 3:
Discuss your results with a partner and your instructor. Talk about your areas of strength and how
they can help you on the job. Talk about the areas you can improve and why. Then, work with your
instructor to develop a plan to strengthen those areas you need for success on the job. One part of
your plan will be to learn more about how to apply specific strategies to improve your foundation
skills and knowledge.
Developed by the Workforce Education Research Center 
Almost
Almost
Read the statements below and check
Sometimes
Quite a bit
never like
always like
the boxes that are most like you.
like me
like me
me
me
1. I understand what I read.
2. When my supervisor tells me how to do
something, I understand and go do it.
3. I can write clearly and others can
understand it.
4. When I talk with my supervisor, I am
understood.
5. I can do math including fractions, decimals
and percentages.
6. While I work, I pay attention to what is
going on around me.
7. I can use the computer with ease.
8. I can use e-mail and the Internet.
9. When I need something to do a job, I go
find it.
10. I have few conflicts with other people at
work.
11. I am on time for work.
12. I release stress in healthy ways.
13. I work well in a team.
14. I solve problems at work.
15. I make decisions at work.
16. Safety is important to me at work and at
home.
17. I understand how this company operates.
18. I know who to go to if I have a problem at
work.
19. The quality of my work is important to me.
20. I understand how this company makes a
profit.
21. I understand the parts of my paycheck.
22. I know what product or service this
company provides.
23. I know how I help provide that product or
service.
24. I enjoy learning something new every day.
25. I learn as much as I can when I begin a
new project.
26. I have set educational goals for
professional development.
27. I have used skills at work that I learned in
life.
28. I have used my work skills outside my work
place.
29. I am flexible when changes happen at
work.
30. I am willing to learn new skills when my
work changes.
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Learn More and Improve Your Skills
To learn more about how to improve
Refer to the following Competency lists:
the following skills:
1. I understand what I read.
Reads with Understanding
2. When my supervisor tells me how to do something, I
Listens with Understanding
understand and go do it.
3. I can write clearly and others can understand it.
Writes Clearly and Concisely
4. When I talk with my supervisor, I am understood.
Speaks Clearly and Concisely
5. I can do math including fractions, decimals and
Applies Mathematical Concepts and
percentages.
Operations
6. I pay attention to what is going on around me at work.
Observes Critically
7. I can use the computer with ease.
Uses Technology
8. I can use e-mail and the Internet.
Uses Technology
9. When I need something to do a job, I go find it.
Locates and Uses Resources
Demonstrates Effective Interpersonal
10. I have few conflicts with other people at work.
Relations
11. I am on time for work.
Demonstrates Self-Management Strategies
12. I release stress in healthy ways.
Demonstrates Self-Management Strategies
13. I work well in a team.
Works in Teams
14. I solve problems at work.
Solves Problems
15. I make decisions at work.
Makes Decisions
16. Safety is important to me at work and at home.
Applies Health and Safety Concepts
Works within Organizational Structure and
17. I understand how this company operates.
Culture
Works within Organizational Structure and
18. I know who to go to if I have a problem at work.
Culture
19. The quality of my work is important to me.
Demonstrates Quality Consciousness
20. I understand how this company makes a profit.
Understands Finances
21. I understand the parts of my paycheck.
Understands Finances
Understands Process and Product or
22. I know what product or service this company provides.
Service
Understands Process and Product or
23. I know how I help provide that product or service.
Service
24. I enjoy learning something new every day.
Lifelong Learning Skills
25. I learn as much as I can when I begin a new project.
Lifelong Learning Skills
26. I have set educational goals for professional
Lifelong Learning Skills
development.
27. I have used skills at work that I learned in life.
Lifelong Learning Skills
28. I have used my work skills outside my work place.
Lifelong Learning Skills
29. I am flexible when changes happen at work.
Lifelong Learning Skills
30. I am willing to learn new skills when my work changes.
Lifelong Learning Skills
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