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 stakeholders and content area experts. Once the national standards are adopted, they will replace the existing Washington endorsement competencies. 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 review process?
During the review process, we ask for feedback from stakeholders and experts through an online survey. The following graphic describes the review process:
How will the national standard be used once they are adopted?
- Programs will use the endorsement competency standards for pre-service or in-service teachers seeking to obtain their endorsements.
- Washington State uses the endorsement competency standards to develop the content assessment which educators must take to earn a specific endorsement.
- These standards are for teacher preparation programs and teacher candidates; they are not student learning standards.
What national standards are currently being reviewed?
Interested in providing feedback? Complete the survey on the national standards for the library media endorsement.
- Current Washington standards
- Prospective national standards (2019 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) School Librarian Preparation Standards)
- Side-by-side standard charts (document)
- AASL standards for the 21st century learner
- Technology standards for students (International Society for Technology in Education)
- Library information and technology framework (Washington Library Association)
- InTASC standards (Role standards for residency teachers)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the vetting process, please contact Jisu Ryu, Program Manager at email@example.com