British Columbia Core Competencies Checklist for year end report cards. Are you wondering how to complete the mandated student self-assessment for the new Core Competencies required by the Ministry of Education in British Columbia? If so, this checklist is for you. Students will read the descriptors for each category for each competency and then self-assess on the category using number 1 or 2, number 1 being fully competent or number 2 being still developing. There are lines provided after each category for a short reflection.