Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES)

Published: 3/23/2015 6:27 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 


Final Make-up training announcement:  Initial Certified Evaluator Training
According to KRS 156.557 and 704 KAR 3:370, all new evaluators of certified personnel below the level of superintendent must complete the initial training and testing provided by the Kentucky Department of Education (or its approved provider) before completing the summative process. (Evaluators of certified teachers must also complete an additional training, currently provided by Teachscape, to be qualified to conduct classroom observations.)

As the approved provider, KASA is offering an additional opportunity to complete the initial training.  This training will be conducted on March 30 – 31, 2015 at the Lexington Clarion Hotel, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending by 4:00 p.m.  To register, please access the training information page here or call the KASA office at 1.800.928.5272.


CEP 5.0 Regionally Based Learning

The Kentucky Department of Education is pleased to announce face-to-face, regionally based learning is now available for the Model 5.0 Certified Evaluation Plan (CEP). Registration is open. Gather your team to prepare a CEP ready for implementation in the 2015-16 school year. More information can be found by visiting PGES Certified Evaluation Plans.


PGES District Capacity Building Support Series Application
KDE is pleased to provide this opportunity for free, targeted, and tailored support to selected districts through its PGES District Capacity Building Support Series. Please click here to view a one-pager with more information about the support being offered, when the support will occur and how to apply and here to access the required self-assessment. Applications will be due March 6 and districts will receive notification of selection by March 13.
Please contact Kevin Stull at with any questions.
Next PGES Webcast: Wednesday, April 15 9:30 am E.T.
The next PGES webcast is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15 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 both pc and mac devices.
If you are unable to watch live, the webcast will be archived on the Archived PGES Newsletters and Webcasts page.​
March PGES Newsletter Now Available

Follow this link  to access the POC/Superintendent/Principal Edition and click here to access the Teacher Edition. 


Observation Time Saving Tips Video

Click here to view a short video with important time saving tips for those conducting observations. 


PGES Latest Resources
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