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Standards Assessment Inventory

Assess the quality of your system's professional learning with the Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI). The SAI helps ensure professional learning increases teaching effectiveness and gets results for educators and students.

What is the SAI?

The SAI is a 50-item, web-enabled survey that assesses the alignment of a system's professional learning practices with the Standards for Professional Learning. States, regional service centers, and school systems use this valid and reliable tool to measure teacher perceptions of professional learning, and to guide the planning, facilitation, implementation, and evaluation of professional learning to maximize its impact and investment.

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The SAI will help you:

  • Determine your system's alignment of professional learning to the standards;
  • Collect data on the quality of professional learning as defined by the Standards for Professional Learning;
  • Discover teachers' perceptions of professional learning; 
  • Understand the degree of success and challenges you face with professional learning practices; and 
  • Examine the relationship of the standards to your improvements in educator effectiveness and student achievement.

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For more information, including sample questions and pricing,
download this SAI Info Guide.

To purchase the SAI for your school or district, or to learn more about how Learning Forward can support your professional learning needs, contact Renee Taylor-Johnson at 513-523-6029 or

Frequent Questions


How does the SAI help guide a district's professional learning planning?

  How does the SAI assess the quality of professional learning?

How does the SAI empower
teacher voice?

  How does the SAI help embed the Standards for Professional Learning into everyday practice?

How does the SAI help schools ensure that professional learning investments meet district needs?

  How does the SAI help educators better understand the Standards for Professional Learning?

Learn more

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Download a one-page summary of the SAI,
 with pricing structures.

Questions? Contact:

Renee Taylor-Johnson
Assistant Director of Business Services