Standards Assessment Inventory

Maximize your professional learning’s impact

The Standards Assessment Inventory is your first step to igniting school improvement.

The 20-minute survey measures alignment of your professional learning with the Standards for Professional Learning. The SAI helps you assess the impact of professional learning in your system. It identifies areas of focus for professional learning, and ensures you maximize the return on your PD investments.

The SAI measures whether your learning communities, professional learning leadership, use of data, learning designs, and other key indicators reach the highest levels of impact.

Schools use the SAI for:

  • School improvement planning
  • Identifying clear expectations and actions
  • Benchmark professional learning data
  • Program evaluation

Districts use the SAI to:

  • Identify schools with similar professional learning strengths and priorities
  • Identify exemplary practices to share within the system
  • Assess improvement efforts
  • Fulfill requirements of federal programs

Learn more about the SAI, including pricing, at the link below.

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Schools use the SAI to:

Guide school improvement planning

Set clear expectations for professional learning

Provide benchmark data

Evaluate specific learning programs or initiatives

Identify professional learning strengths and areas of need

Guide deep, ongoing reflection on professional learning

Systems and states use the SAI to:

Identify and organize schools with similar needs and priorities

Identify strengths and share exemplary practices

Inform school and system improvement planning

Assess the impact of specific improvement efforts

Reveal successes and challenges in a system

Set systemwide professional learning priorities

SAI Resources

About the Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI)

About the Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI)

Learning Forward’s Standard Assessment Inventory (SAI) is a 50-item survey that measures the alignment of a school’s professional learning to…

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SAI Information Guide

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

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The State of Teacher Professional Learning

See how the SAI was used to start national conversation about the type and quality of professional learning that teachers…

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Fill out our web form and let us know a little about your system and your goals for using the SAI.


We’ll contact you to talk about how to get your schools set up to take the survey.


We’ll work with you on next steps to analyze your SAI data and plan next steps.

SAI Team

Steve Preston

Decatur, Georgia

Steve Preston has more than four decades experience leading innovation and school improvement at the local and state levels. He…

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Linda Munger

Ormond Beach, Florida

Linda Munger is a senior consultant for Learning Forward. As a seasoned consultant, she facilitates the development of comprehensive professional…

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Dale Hair

Mobile, Alabama

Dale Hair is a senior consultant for Learning Forward and for many years coordinated Learning Forward’s network of more than…

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Terry Morganti-Fisher

Austin, Texas

Terry Morganti-Fisher is a senior consultant for the Learning Forward. Terry leads districts and schools in becoming authentic professional learning…

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