PGES Certified Evaluation Plans

Published: 7/27/2015 2:58 PM


Certified Evaluation Plan Submission


All 2015-16 CEPs should be submitted to the Teacher Leader mailbox at
The Model Certified Evaluation Plan 5.0 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.
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.
Certified Evaluation Plan (CEP) 2015-16 Guidance 
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 2015-16 school year, districts will fully implement PGES (use PGES for personnel decisions) and OPGES without consequence. This means districts may run dual systems so they can use their previous system for personnel decisions for Other Professionals. Educators are encouraged to seek local guidance about the specific details of their district's CEP.
​Certified Evaluation Plan Documents
Assurances Please include this list of insurances with your CEP submission. 
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