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Professional Learning Rubric and Quick Guide

Tennessee recognizes the importance of high-quality professional learning in a continuous improvement process to support positive student outcomes.  We seek to reinforce what it means to select, plan, implement and evaluate professional learning opportunities. This goal is accomplished by recognizing high-quality professional learning practices based upon research and supporting leaders and educators to reach those standards.  Further, success depends on empowering districts to design, develop and deliver professional learning that creates results.

The Tennessee Professional Learning Planning and Evaluation Rubric will support districts as they design, develop and deliver effective professional learning to equip teachers and administrators with the knowledge and skills to help students successfully embark upon their chosen path in life.

This recommended rubric is aligned with the goals of the department’s strategic plan and vision, Tennessee Succeeds (2017), and with the Tennessee Professional Learning Standards as stated in State Board of Education Policy 5.2.  The rubric design addresses each of the TN PL Standards and is intended to assist decision makers in determining alignment with state standards and district needs, program evaluation, and ultimately impact.

Quick Guide for Professional Learning

Professional Learning: Planning and Evaluation Rubric