The National Policy Board for Educational Administration unanimously approved 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) in October 2015. Formerly known as ISLLC standards, the PSEL standards aim to ensure district and school leaders are able to improve student achievement and meet new, higher expectations.
After the publication of these standards, CCSSO worked with CEEDAR to create PSEL 2015 and Promoting Principal Leadership for the Success of Students with Disabilities, a complementary guidance document that states can use to ensure all school leaders - whether in preparation programs or current practice - have the skills and abilities they need to help each child succeed.
PSEL 2015 and Promoting Principal Leadership for the Success of Students with Disabilities highlights the aspects of leadership practice in the PSEL 2015 standards along with key competencies that are particularly important for supporting the success of students with disabilities. This document can serve as a tool to assist state education agencies to work with stakeholders in setting policies or launching programs to cultivate and promote these core practices and competencies to maximize success for struggling learners. It includes a broad range of actions states can take to strengthen leadership preparation that align with state actions from previous CCSSO reports, including Promises to Keep: Transforming Educator Preparation to Serve a Diverse Range of Learners and Our Responsibility, Our Promise: Transforming Educator Preparation and Entry to the Profession.