National professional standards are now being integrated into each of Washington’s endorsement competencies. This transition maintains the rigor of endorsement competencies. Adoption of each new standard will go through a vetting process with various stakeholder groups and content area experts. Once the national standards are adopted, they will replace the existing Washington endorsement competencies. During this transition, we will continue to ask for public feedback through online surveys. Future versions of the national standards will also be adopted, and they will be reviewed on a seven to ten year cycle, but no sooner than two years after adoption.
What is the vetting process?
Stakeholders and experts can provide their input through an online survey. The following graphic describes the vetting process:
How will the national standard be used once they are adopted?
- Programs who are offering the related endorsement areas to pre-service or in-service teachers first seeking to obtain their endorsements use the endorsement competency standards.
- The State develops the content assessment educators take as part of the requirements to earn the endorsement, which are matched to the endorsement competency standards.
- Please note that the vetted standards are for teacher preparation programs and teacher candidates; they are not student learning standards.
What national standards are currently being reviewed?
Library media: American Association of School Librarians (AASL) School Librarian Preparation Standards (2019)
Complete the survey and provide feedback on the AASL national standards for the library media endorsement (PDF).
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Excerpted from National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, copyright © 2019 American Library Association. Used with permission. Cannot be distributed for purposes other than this PESB review. Any request for use should be directed to email@example.com.
If you have any questions about the vetting process, please contact Jisu Ryu, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org