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National Standards Vetting for Library Media 2020


The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) truly appreciates your participation in the vetting process of 2019 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) School Librarian Preparation Standards*. The purpose of this survey is to formulate recommendations for the Professional Educator Standards Board regarding their decisions around the adoption of national professional standards in various endorsement areas. If the feedback from the survey on the 2019 AASL school librarian standards is positive or minimal, the Board will consider adopting the national standards. On the other hand, if many stakeholders raise significant concerns, feedback may be compiled for the Board’s review for a potential further review by a work group.

This survey consists of four parts, including:
  • Part I: You will be asked to review the 2019 AASL school librarian standards in terms of their quality and appropriateness as endorsement competencies for beginning teachers in Washington P-12 schools according to the following the guiding principles:
    • The language of each standard and its associated competencies is clear;
    • The standards should be organized in a way that facilitates meaningful assessment of candidates’ knowledge and skills;
    • The standards should provide not only appropriate understanding of content but the ability to convey it to learners;  
    • The standards and their associated competencies represent essential knowledge and skills for effective teaching; and
    • The standards should be appropriate for beginning teachers.    
  • Part II: You will be asked about the consistency between the 2019 AASL school librarian standards and the related standards.
  • Part III: You will be asked to make a recommendation to the Board based on the review in the previous sections. Please provide detailed feedback about the strengths of and your concerns about the AASL school librarian standards.
  • Part IV: Please indicate your affiliated organizations and other demographic information.
* 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