Changes to the Program Review
Effective 2016 – 2017 School Year
The Program Review Task Force was created to identify challenges in the current Program Review process and propose solutions that support best instructional and learning experiences for all students in the Program Review areas. The changes listed below are a reflection of the hard work and guidance provided by the Program Review Task Force.
- Program Review Rubrics were revised to reflect concise language and a reduction in characteristics and demonstrators.
- Rationales, uploading evidence, and Next Steps diagnostic were removed as required information for ASSIST for the scoring process.
- Two Program Reviews will be scored for the 2016-2017 school year with Assurances required for all.
- K-3 programs will only be documented using the Assurance.
- Guidance is provided for schools and districts.
Program Review Changes Webinar
KDE will host a webinar that will provide an explanation and interpretation of the
revised rubrics, explore the new Assurances and provide a
District and school leaders are strongly encouraged to view the webinar at: http://mediaportal.education.ky.gov/watch-live/
. The webinar will be archived for future viewing and rubrics and Assurances will be released on the website after the webinar.
Webinar Date: Notice of Postponement:
The Program Review update
webinar scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2016 is being postponed. The
webinar will be scheduled for a later date following the Kentucky Board
of Education meeting on August 4, 2016. Information about the
rescheduled webinar will be communicated through the Office of the
Commissioner and will be posted on this website.
Informational Support Sessions
Informational Support Sessions will be held across the state beginning the first week of September. It is KDE’s recommendation that representatives from every district attend one information session. See the schedule provided below.
What is a Program Review?
A Program Review is ...a
systematic method of analyzing components of an instructional program,
including instructional practices, aligned and enacted curriculum,
student work samples, formative and summative assessments, professional
development and support services, and administrative support and
monitoring KRS 158.6453(1)(i).
Program reviews have been
written for five (5) areas: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Practical Living /Career
Studies, K-3 and Global Competency/World Languages. They will serve a number of
purposes, which include:
- improving the quality teaching and learning for all students in all programs
- allowing equitable access for all students to provide experiences that contribute to becoming well-rounded, productive citizens
- allowing student demonstration of understanding beyond a paper-and-pencil test
- ensuring a school-wide natural integration of the program skills across all contents, beyond the program areas
The review of a program should be an on-going, year-round,
reflective process. Through careful review schools will be able to
identify strengths, which can be shared with other programs within the
building. A careful review will also allow for the identification of
weaknesses and areas of growth. It is to a school’s advantage to
communicate the program review process and documents to all staff. As
staff identifies their roles in supporting school programs, they can
contribute to the process of evidence identification and program