Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES)

Published: 9/30/2014 11:13 AM


The vision for the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) is to have every student taught by an effective teacher and every school led by an effective principal. The goal is to create a fair and equitable system to measure teacher and leader effectiveness and act as a catalyst for professional growth.


PGES Latest News


Teachscape calibration informational webinar October 8, 9 am E.T.
Build trust in observations. Be sure PGES is being implemented with fidelity and your certified principals are consistently applying the rubric and maintaining scoring accuracy through CALIBRATION.  Attend a 30 minute informational webinar presented by Teachscape on Wednesday, October 8, 9 AM ET to learn what calibration is, why it matters, and how it works.  It is not too late for this school year as calibration is an ongoing, formative process.  Contact Colleen McHugh with any questions, or 215-690-4949.
Next PGES Webcast Wednesday October 15, 9:30 am E.T.
The next PGES webcast is scheduled for Thursday September 18 at 9:30 a.m. ET. The webcast will provide the most recent information regarding PGES and also include a live question and answer session. You can watch the PGES webcast live here on pc and mac devices.
If you are unable to watch live, the webcast will be archived on the KDE Media Portal.
TPGES Guidance for Preschool now available

The preschool examples in the TPGES Guidance for Preschool document are designed to accompany the Danielson Framework for Teaching and provide preschool specific examples related to Kentucky's Early Childhood Standards, Developmentally Appropriate Practice and preschool regulation. Preschool teachers may use this during planning and conferencing with evaluators and peer observers.  This document will be permanently housed on the Preschool Pilot page under TPGES.

CIITS/EDS Evaluator Roles in PPGES
Two additional roles have been added to CIITS and Infinite Campus to support PPGES. The role of “CIITS District Leader Evaluator” enables the superintendent or his designee to view self-reflections and approve the PGPs of principals in the district; this role is being automatically assigned to all active superintendents as long as they are properly defined in Infinite Campus. The role of “CIITS School Leader Evaluator” enables principals or designees to view self-reflections and approve the PGPs of assistant principals within their school. This role is automatically assigned to all active principals as long as they are properly defined in Infinite Campus.
In the future, the “CIITS District Leader Evaluator” role will also allow users to record site visits of principals. Superintendents, and their designees who have been assigned the “CIITS District Leader Evaluator” role, will receive this ability with no action required by the district.
Both roles are available in Infinite Campus to be assigned to individuals (designees) other than the superintendent and principal that are serving as evaluators of principals and assistant principals.
Please contact Cathy White with any questions.
2014 Instructional Transformation Grant RFA Posted
The KDE seeks approximately 20-30 districts to integrate critical strategies for raising student achivement, emphasizing teacher leadership capacity and assessment literacy.
An informational webcast was held on August 22 to discuss the goals of the grant, benefits to districts and the timeline for applying.  The webcast archive can be viewed live by clicking here
Contact Cindy Parker at or Carol Franks at if you have questions about the information provided in the webcast.
For more information about the grant, including to access an RFA, please click here.

PGES Latest Resources

  • 9/3014 OPGES Pilot Participants Manual- OPGES Overview Page
  • 9/26/14 2014-15 Superintendent Support and Resources-Superintendents Assurances in ASSIST Page
  • 9/24/14 Other Professional Sample Professional Growth Plan Goals-OPGES Student Growth Page
  • 9/24/14 Other Professional Sample Student Growth Goals-OPGES Student Growth Page
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