New Standards for Iowa School Leaders Anticipated in July 2020


SAI with support from the Iowa Department of Education will continue to convene a representative group of stakeholders during the 2019-20 school year to prepare for the anticipated adoption of new standards for Iowa school leaders in July 2020. 

Over the course of the past two years, this group has reviewed research and practice relative to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, which have replaced the ISLLC standards from which the Iowa Standards for School Leaders derive. 

This team’s study and discussion have resulted in a petition that will be submitted to the State Board of Education for the PSEL to be adopted as the standards for Iowa school leaders. In the coming months, the study team will be developing tools and resources to support the implementation of new standards and updating current evaluation instruments. Stay tuned for monthly updates!