The Kentucky Department of Education has redesigned teacher evaluation into a Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) that includes proposed multiple measures of teacher effectiveness. These measures include observation, peer observation, student growth, reflective practice, professional growth and student voice. This system is being piloted statewide in 2013-2014, and full-scale implementation will take place in 2014-2015. Schools that selected the “Transformation Model” of school improvement must begin the process of connecting teacher performance and evaluation with student growth. This plan outlines the approach priority schools should take during the 2013-2014 school year.
All priority schools can participate in modules throughout the year that will prepare them for the scaling up of the statewide PGES implementation. These modules will be delivered at the school level by the principal and ER staff and align with many of the multiple measures of the PGES system. Schools will identify the best time and method for delivering the modules to their staff (PD days, staff meetings, PLC meetings, etc.) Principals will begin the online tutorial process to become proficient at understanding the Framework for Teaching, ultimately leading to their certification to use the Framework for Teaching to observe teacher practice.
The chart below outlines a suggested schedule for training staff on the modules.
Professional Growth and Effectiveness System
for Priority Schools
- Introduction to Framework for
Late September/Early October
- Reflection and Principal Professional
Growth and Effectiveness System
- Self-Reflection and Professional