Observation is one source of evidence that contributes to an educator's Overall Professional Practice Rating. For some categories of Other Professionals, observations may look more like a site visit to meet the confidentiality needs of their work.
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 Other Professionals and primary evaluators will have a conversation about how the evidence collected during the observation aligns with the Kentucky Framework for Teaching-Specialist Frameworks.
The power of observation lies in its ability to provide feedback and analytical reflection necessary for Other Professionals to make intentional changes to their professional practices.
Throughout the pilot year, additional guidance documents and professional learning materials will be created and added to this page. For now, viewing the resources on the TPGES Observation page
will provide additional information about observation, feedback, and coaching.