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The Professional Learning Standards for Sex Education (PLSSE)

The Professional Learning Standards for Sex Education (PLSSE) is the newest set of standards designed to help improve educators’ ability to effectively address sexuality in the classroom. The PLSSE were developed to provide guidance to school administrators and classroom educators about the content, skills, and professional disposition needed to implement sex education effectively.

The PLSSE were created by the Sex Education Collaborative (SEC), a collaboration of 20 national, regional, and state-based organizations with extensive experience training educators to deliver school-based sex education. The SEC’s mission is to advance and scale K–12 school-based sex education across the U.S. by leveraging its collective leadership, networks, and resources.

Download the complete PLSSE.
Download a one-page explanation of the PLSSE.
Download the PLSSE Self Assessment Tool.