The mission of the Strategic Planning and Research Team is to provide support and service to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) leadership and staff by conducting research and analyzing data in order to facilitate strategic conversations that lead to continuously better outcomes for students.
The KDE will turn vision and mission into action through the strategic priorities of student success, strategic partnerships and operational excellence.
Nine strategic objectives drive KDE's work through the perspectives of agency capacity, internal processes, resource effectiveness and customer/stakeholder.
- Maintain effective leadership
- Cultivate quality of skills and expertise
- Improve internal/external communication
- Promote systematic operations
- Effective use of resources
- Strategic use of partnerships
- Improve support services
- Improve district and school operations
- Improve student outcomes
Measures are aligned to the strategic objectives and can be found in KDE's 2018-23 Strategic Plan on a Page. The foundation of our work is rooted in the values of equity, achievement, collaboration and integrity.
Office of the Commissioner of Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Fax (502) 564-7749