The mission of the Best Practices and Sustainability website is to promote practices that motivate, engage, and provide measurable results in Kentucky's districts and schools. This site will support teachers, administrators, district personnel and any other education advocates seeking strategies that have been proven successful in a variety of settings. We will research, compile, disseminate and promote practices for educators with the goal of improving educational opportunities for all children. KDE has identified effective practices that improve student performance.
The best practices found here will include all aspects that will directly or indirectly impact student learning and go beyond instructional practices. They will be categorized based on the Kentucky Cognia Standards:
Standard 1 - Leadership Capacity: The capacity of leadership to ensure an institution's progress toward its stated objectives is an essential element of organizational effectiveness.
Standard 2 - Learning Capacity: The impact of teaching and learning on student achievement and success is the primary expectation of every institution.
Standard 3 - Resource Capacity: The use and distribution of resources support the stated mission of the institution.
Best practices should be submitted to the Best Practices database by May 31st to be considered for acknowledgement at the Continuous Improvement Summit September 28th and 29th.
The Best Practices Spotlights page recognizes the Kentucky schools and districts that have been celebrated for their best practice submissions at the Continuous Improvement Summit.