• Professional Standards of Educational Leaders (PSEL) 2015

     

    It is the goal of the ND LEAD Center to provided professional development activities and programs for North Dakota Educational leaders that are consistent with the PSEL Standards.
     
    Here is a link to the CCSSO site with the latest on the PSEL Standards.

    2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (formerly ISLLC) 

    The National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) unanimously approved new, refreshed standards for educational leaders in October 2015. The final standards were released in November 2015. The 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, formerly known as ISLLC standards, aim to ensure district and school leaders are able to improve student achievement and meet new, higher expectations. 

    CCSSO worked closely with other members of NPBEA for more than a year to refresh the ISLLC standards, which were first published in 1996 and last updated in 2008. Since June 2014, the two groups have held two public comment periods, conducted numerous focus groups and established a 13-member working group to synthesize this feedback from the field and finalize the standards.

    • Click here to download a summary of the 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.
    • Click here to download the final 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.
    • Click here to see an overview of the 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.
    • Download CCSSO's Communications Toolkit for 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.
     

    SUMMARY OF THE 2015 PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERS

     
    Standard 1.  Mission, Vision, and Core Values

    Effective educational leaders develop, advocate, and enact a shared mission, vision, and core values of high- quality education and academic success and well-being of each  student.

    Standard 2.  Ethics and Professional Norms

    Effective educational leaders act ethically and according to professional norms to promote each student’s academic success and  well-being.

    Standard 3. Equity and Cultural Responsiveness

    Effective educational leaders strive for equity of educational opportunity and culturally responsive practices to promote each  student’s academic success and  well-being.

    Standard 4. Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

    Effective educational leaders develop and support intellectually rigorous and coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.

    Standard 5. Community of Care and Support for Students

    Effective educational leaders cultivate an inclusive, caring, and supportive school community that promotes the academic success and well-being of each  student.

    Standard 6. Professional Capacity of School Personnel

    Effective educational leaders develop the professional capacity and practice of school personnel to promote each

    student’s academic success and  well-being.

    Standard 7.  Professional Community for Teachers and Staff

    Effective educational leaders foster a professional community of teachers and other professional staff to promote

    each  student’s academic success and well-being.

    Standard 8. Meaningful Engagement of Families and Community

    Effective educational leaders engage families and the community in meaningful, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial ways to promote each  student’s academic success and  well-being.

    Standard 9.  Operations and Management

    Effective educational leaders manage school operations and resources to promote each student’s academic success  and well-being.

    Standard 10.  School Improvement

    Effective educational leaders act as agents of continuous improvement to promote each student’s academic success  and well-being.