The purpose of Peer Observation is for teachers to receive formative feedback from a peer to help improve their practice. The data collected during a peer observation is not available to principals and is not included as a source of evidence when determinging an educator's Overall Professional Practice rating.
A peer observer does not need to be in the same content area as the observee. A classroom teacher may be the peer observer for an other professional such as a librarian or counselor.
Professional Learning for Peer Observers is available to educators. Developed in partnership with Kentucky Educational Television (KET) this self-paced module prepares teachers to become effective peer observers in Kentucky’s Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). This is the same training that Peer Observers in TPGES receive. Additional guidance documents will become available for Peer Observers observing Other Professionals. Users may register for this module in CIITS using this instruction sheet to guide oneself through the process.