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Quality Professional Learning Standards

Quality professional learning standards identify characteristics of professional learning that are most likely to support educators in building individual and collective capacity to meet professional, school, and student performance expectations.

The knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to increase capacity and improve educator effectiveness requires collaborative effort to implement evidence-based and equitable practices appropriate to the goals and context of the district or school. California has identified a clear outcome for professional learning – to continuously develop educators' capacity to teach and lead so that all students learn and thrive – and seven interdependent professional learning standards that focus on:

Public Review and Comment on The Superintendent’s Quality Professional Learning Standards (QPLS) Draft
Review and comment on the draft QPLS developed to provide educators, policymakers, education officials, and other stakeholders a shared expectation of what professional learning is and how it could be supported. The QPLS 60-day public review and comment period is open from June 9 to August 8, 2014.

Timeline for the 2014 of The Superintendent’s Quality Professional Learning Standards

Quality Professional Learning Standards (QPLS) External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Quality professional learning standards identify characteristics of professional learning that are most likely to support educators in building individual and collective capacity to meet professional, school, and student performance expectations.

QPLS Assessment and Evidence Log (PDF)
The QPLS Assessment and Evidence Log will assist educators collaborate in careful study and analysis about whether or not they are implementing professional learning based upon sound strategies and practices.

Questions:   Professional Learning Support Division | QPLS@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-8901