TPGES Observation

Published: 8/1/2014 11:22 AM


Observation is one source of evidence that contributes to an educator's Overall Professional Practice Rating.

Each district in Kentucky has made their own decision about how many, and what kinds of observations will occur during a teacher's summative cycle. All observations will include a post-observation conference where teachers and adminstrators will have a conversation about how the evidence collected during the observation aligns with the Kentucky Framework for Teaching.

The power of observation lies in its ability to provide the feedback and analytical reflection necessary for teachers to make intentional changes to their professional practices.


Observer Certification and Calibration

Observers receive initial certification and go through yearly calibration to ensure inter-reliability across the commonwealth of Kentucky.  Teachers can rest assured that their observer has a solid understanding of the Framework for Teaching and how the indicators look in the classroom.

Post-Observation Conferences

Teachers will meet with their observer for a post-observation conference within five school days of their observation.  At this time a conversation is had where both parties come to agreement about how the teacher's lesson matches up with the Framework for Teaching.  This is a collaborative process. 

Learn More About Observation
Observation Powerpoint Designed for facilitator use.
Considering Bias and Personal Preference Handout to be used with slide 8 of the Observation powerpoint.
Evidence or Opinion? Handout to be used with slide 15 of the Observation powerpoint.
Todd Davis
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Next-Generation Professionals
500 Mero Street, 19th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
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