Professional Learning Communities Assessment-Revised (PLCA-R) and Professional Learning Communities Assessment-District Survey

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Professional Learning Communities Assessment-Revised PLCA-R
Price: $2/survey completion
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Professional Learning Communities Assessment-District Survey PLCA-DS
Price: $2/survey completion

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Authors: Dianne F. Olivier, Kristine Kiefer Hipp,

Product ID: PLC-02 Price: $2/survey completion

Features of the PLCA-R
The Professional Learning Communities Assessment-Revised (PLCA-R) is a survey that measures staff perceptions of school practices related to six dimensions of a professional learning community (PLC) and its related attributes. The survey consists of statements about practices that can occur in schools. Respondents use a 4-point scale to indicate the degree to which they agree or disagree with each statement.

The PLCA-R reports scores along the following six dimensions:

  1. Shared and Supportive Leadership
  2. Shared Values and Vision
  3. Collective Learning and Application
  4. Shared Personal Practice
  5. Supportive Conditions-Relationships
  6. Supportive Conditions-Structures
Benefits of Using the Online PLCA-R:

The pricing is $2 per survey completion, with a 25 questionnaire minimum order. Therefore, if you have 50 people whom you would like to complete the survey, you would need to purchase a quantity of 50 (e.g. 50 survey completions x $2 = $50). If you would like the same 50 people to take the survey twice during the year, to see how their concerns change over time, you would need to purchase 100 surveys.

Background information of the PLCA-R and copyright ownership:
Background information about the development and administration of the PLCA-R is available in chapter 4, “Assessing and Analyzing Schools as Professional Learning Communities” by Dianne F. Olivier and Kristine Kiefer Hipp, in the Rowman & Littlefield Education book Demystifying Professional Learning Communities: School Leadership at Its Best, ©2010. You can buy a copy of this book from the publisher, Rowman & Littlefield Education or from

You can contact the editors and copyright holders of the book by e-mail: Kristine Kiefer Hipp at and Jane Bumpers Huffman at For information about using the PLCA-R, you can contact Dianne F. Olivier at

Video 1 of 3: Introduction to the PLCA-R Online

Video 2 of 3: Customizing the Survey

Video 2 of 3: Viewing the PLCA-R Reports

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