Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES)

Published: 10/28/2014 3:58 PM


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


Peer Observation Notification Emails 
Pearson has identified a defect within the email notification that is sent to teachers upon the completion of a Peer Observation.  The email notification states that the peer observation is now available for leadership review.  This text is not an accurate reflection of the Peer Observation Process and Pearson will be updating the text to reflect the accurate process.  As a reminder, Peer Observations can only be accessed by the designated Peer Observer and the teacher being observed.
Educator Development Suite (EDS) update postponed

Please be advised that the planned CIITS production site upgrade to version 16.1 (previously scheduled for today) has been postponed.  A notification will be sent when the update is rescheduled.
We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact or the KETS Service Desk at 502.564.2002 or 866.538.7435.​ 

Next PGES Webcast Wednesday November 19, 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 devices and here on both pc and mac devices.
If you are unable to watch live, the webcast will be archived on the KDE Media Portal.
Kentucky Professional Learning Guidance now availble! 

Click here to access the Kentucky Professional Learning Guidance. This document will be permanently housed on the Professional Learning page.

PGES Latest Resources

  • 10/28 SPGES Evidence Examples 2014-Evidence Examples by Standard from Kentucky Superintendents page
  • 10/21 OPGES Pilot Implementation video-OPGES Overview page
  • 10/20 2014-15 Student Voice District Choices document-TPGES Student Voice page
  • 10/15- Updated Student Growth Percentile Medians Power Point-TPGES Student Growth Percentile Medians page
  • 10/15 OPGES Pilot Overview Video-OPGES Overview page
  • 10/14 OPGES Observation Guidance-OPGES Observation/Site Visit & Peer Observation pages
  • 10/8 Updated Student Voice FAQ-TPGES Student Voice page
  • 10/8 OPGES SGGs for Coaching Conversations-OPGES Student Growth page
  • 10/8 OPGES Think and Plan Tool-Guidance Counselor Sample-OPGES Student Growth page
  • 10/7 OPGES Think and Plan Tool-OPGES Student Growth page
  • 10/7 OPGES Paper Forms-OPGES Overview
  • 9/3014 OPGES Pilot Participants Manual- OPGES Overview page
Todd Davis
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Next-Generation Professionals
500 Mero Street, 19th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1479
Fax (502) 564-4007