The Kentucky Framework for Teaching: Specialist Frameworks for Other Professionals are designed for the unique professional responsibilities of these specialists. Each framework consists of research-based sets of components of practice that are consistent with the Kentucky Framework for Teaching (704 KAR 3:370 Section 7 (1)). Like the KyFfT, instructional practices are divided into multiple standards clustered into four domains of responsibility:
1. Planning and Preparation
2. The Environment
3. Delivery of Service
4. Professional Responsibilities
The frameworks stand as the critical rubric for providing other professionals and evaluators with concrete descriptions of practice associated with specific domains. Using the Specialists Frameworks, evaluators holistically consider evidences identified through self-reflection, professional growth, observations, student voice, as well as other district approved evidences, to determine a rating for each domain. Evaluators then follow the decision rules identified in the district certified evaluation plan to provide a Professional Practice Rating (704 KAR 3:370 Section 7 (5)(6)(7)(8)).