Areas of Impact


Age Group

High school and middle school


5 minutes 




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Student-Led Conference Checklist

Self Awareness & Growth Mindset, Self-Advocacy, Collaboration & Community Skills

For younger students especially, the checklist supports them when they are nervous presenting in the Student-Led Conferences.


This document reminds students of the agenda in their Student-Led Conferences.


Although Gateway students practice their Student-Led Conference portfolio presentations, we find that students can be nervous and forget what they aim to accomplish. This is especially true for younger students or those new to Student-Led Conferences.


Provide the checklist to students before the conference so that they can practice with a friend. This practice time is a great opportunity to have older students guide younger ones and give them feedback, building a supportive peer community in the process. Reassure younger students that they can refer to the checklist during the conference, while the older ones will likely want to demonstrate their competence without the checklist.

Related Content:

Student-Led Conference Portfolio Checklist

Student-Led Conference Goal-Setting

Student-Led Conference Work Selection Checklist

Student-Led Conference Work Reflection

Student-Led Conference Community Commitments Checklist

Student-Led Conference Community Reflection

Student-Led Conference Family Letter

Student-Led Conference Family Homework

Fostering Student Accountability Through Student-Led Conferences by Patti Kinney

A School-Wide Approach to Student-Led Conferences:  A Practitioner's Guide by Patti Kinney, Mary Beth Munroe and Pam Sessions.

See also resources at the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)