Effective Teachers

Published: 3/3/2014 8:16 AM


Kentucky is creating a new Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). The goal of this system is to increase student learning by ensuring that each student is taught by an effective teacher. The system uses multiple measures including: student growth, artifacts, evidences, student voice surveys, peer observations, teacher self-reflection and classroom observations to evaluate each teacher's effectiveness and serve as a roadmap for the teacher's professional growth.


  • PGES Field Test

    During the 2012 - 2013 school year, 54 volunteer districts  participated in a full year extended field test.  The goal of the field test was to experience full implementation of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). Districts determined capacity as they implemented the multiple measures of teacher and leader effectiveness.


  • PGES Professional Learning

    The Kentucky Department of Education is offering various forms of professional learning opportunities for educators to increase their knowledge of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) as Kentucky prepares for the PGES state wide pilot in 2013-2014. Meaningful professional learning opportunities are available in a variety of ways, are "just in time" and are geared toward individual needs.
  • PGES Research

    Listed below are pertinent research documents that may be helpful in understanding PGES.​
Cathy White
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Next-Generation Professionals
500 Mero Street, 19th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY  40601
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