We want people to reach standards! Having National Standards give us some new information that we are able to aggregate and compare.
One thing we all need to be careful of is seeing the standards as a goal above others. Thinking about and knowing how to administer the standards perhaps shouldn't be the central measure of professionalism.
When we hop on the scales every day to check if we have the lost weight that Christmas bought us
we might be better served by going for a run or a trip to the gym. Change takes time and something has to happen to achieve it.
How often should we check for standards?