Each district is required to have a Certified Evaluation Plan (CEP) outlining how the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) works in their district. The structural elements of PGES are the same across the state, but districts make local decisions about specific details that make their plans unique. For example, all districts include observation as a source of evidence, but may choose their own model for how many full, mini, and peer observations an educator receives. CEPs are reviewed by the Kentucky Department of Education for accuracy and compliance with State Regulations.
For the 2014-15 school year, districts may either fully implement PGES (use PGES for personnel decisions) or run dual systems so they can use their previous system for personnel decisions. Educators are encouraged to seek local guidance about the specific details of their district's CEP.
Certified Evaluation Plan Documents
Please include this list of insurances with your CEP submission.
Certified Evaluation Plan Submission
The Model Certified Evaluation Plan 4.0 is a guide to be used in assisting your district in making the appropriate decisions and revisions to your District Certified Evaluation Plan. All updated plans should reflect the local decisions made to support a district wide implementation of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). Procedures and processes for the implementation of PGES should be based on the recommendations and in concert with the local evaluation committee. Each local board of education must approve the revisions to a district’s Certified Evaluation Plan prior to submission to the Kentucky Department of Education.
Any district running a dual system for school year 2014-15 must submit a Certified Evaluation Plan to KDE on or before December 20, 2014. These plans are for school year 2015-16 and do not require local board approval before submission. KDE will provide feedback and guidance on submitted plans to meet the regulation requirements of PGES and include OPGES, Alternative settings, etc. Revised plans for the school year 2015-2016 will need to have local board approval before submitting to KDE for final approval in the spring of 2015.
Districts that are currently running a hybrid or full system for school year 2014-15 will submit Certified Evaluation Plans for school year 2015-16 in spring 2015. The revised plans should meet the regulation requirements of PGES and include OPGES, Alternative settings, etc. Revised plans for the school year 2015-2016 will need to have local board approval before submitting to KDE for final approval in the spring of 2015.