PGES Certified Evaluation Plans

Published: 3/10/2015 5:29 PM


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. 

We are encouraging each district to form a small team (3-6) comprised of 50/50 committee members.  Please identify one primary contact for the district team that will receive confirmation of registration through e-mail and be responsible for the dissemination of any communication regarding the training. We recommend that teams consist of at least one district level person, one administrator, and one teacher. Our goal is to provide updates of the proposed regulation as well as a work session for districts to discuss and receive face-to-face support for any revisions that are needed for the 2015-2016 school year.

A meeting invitation will be sent to the primary team contact to accept and forward to other team members.


  • Nine regionally diverse locations around the state
  • Learning conducted by teams to strategically aid districts in the development of CEP
  • Extended afternoon sessions to allow for productive team-level work
  • All trainings are 9am-4pm in respective time zones

Register Now! Space is limited.


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. 
Certified Evaluation Plan Submission
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.
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