Observation by Certified Administrators

Published: 2/20/2017 8:25 AM

Observation by a certified evaluator (704 KAR 3:370 Section 6(2)) is one source of evidence that contributes to an educator's Professional Practice Rating. All evidence scripted during observation is aligned to the observable indicators in Domains 2 and 3 of the Kentucky Framework for Teaching (KyFfT). The power of observation as an evidence lies in its ability to cause growth in all domains of the KyFfT when teachers make intentional changes to instructional and professional practices. The underlying rationale of the observation conducted by an evaluator is to encourage continual professional growth in teaching and learning through collaboration, feedback and reflection. Observations by a certified administrator also contributes to the educator evaluation process (704 KAR 3:370 Section 5(2)(d)).

 Observation Process 
  • Evaluator may schedule the observation in advance
  • Optional pre-conference is conducted; consult district Certified Evaluation Plan (CEP)
  • Observation is conducted; evaluator scripts evidence and aligns it to the Specialist Framework
  • Post-conference conducted (704 KAR 3:370 Section 5(2)(g)); evaluator provides feedback and determines next steps with teacher  
Christine Meisberger
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Next Generation Professionals
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Frankfort, KY 40601
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