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PDS Standards are:

Data Driven

PDS Standards were developed and field-tested by PDS participants.

They were revised on the basis of data collected during the three year field-test.


The standards acknowledge that PDSs go through several stages of development.

Developmental Guidelines accompany the PDS Standards with examples of how each standard would be represented at four different stages of development.

Focused on Unique Nature of PDS Work

The PDS Standards acknowledge the unique nature of PDS work.

Student achievement is key in each of the standards. Professional preparation and development occur in the context of meeting students’needs. (See PDS Work)