A local Certified Evaluation Plan (CEP) outlines procedures and contains forms needed to evaluate certified personnel below the level of superintendent in Kentucky public schools. A local CEP is developed by an evaluation committee (also known as a 50/50 committee) to meet all the requirements of the Kentucky Framework for Personnel Evaluation (704 KAR 3:370). An evaluation committee is responsible for developing a CEP that clearly defines the processes and procedures to evaluate all certified personnel below the level of superintendent. The 50/50 committee develops and submits the plan to the local board of education for approval as well as to the KDE for final approval prior to implementation (KRS 156:557, 704 KAR 3:370).
2019-20 CEP guidance
With no changes to the Framework for Personnel Evaluation (704 KAR 3:370), no changes are required to certified evaluation plans(CEP) for the 2019-20 school year. However, districts are encouraged to convene the 50/50 committee to review and discuss the currently approved plan for any potential changes that may need to be addressed.
Districts are only required to submit a plan for review by the department if:
- Substantive changes are made to the approved 2018-19 CEP
- Procedural changes are made (i.e. addition or removal of sources of evidence, number of observations, decision rules, etc.)
- The district does not have a 2018-19 plan approved by KDE
If no changes are made to the CEP, please refer to your local district polices for local board approval requirements.
CEP submission criteria:
- Prior to submission, gain local school board approval for the district CEP.
- Attach the assurances document, signed and dated by the board chair and superintendent.
- Unlock the Word or pdf document so that comments may be added during the review process.
- Highlight all changes from the 2018-19 CEP.
- Submit the plan to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for District Evaluation (50/50) Committees
4-part Webcast Series
Certified Personnel Evaluation Update (
Measures, Performance Criteria and Evidences ( October 27)
Getting Beyond Compliance ( November 17)
Personnel Evaluation, Part 4 ( December 15)
Resources for Superintendent Certified Evaluation
ISSLC/PSEL/Ky Principal Standards Crosswalk (District Certified Personnel)
Superintendent Leadership Plan
Submit Superintendent Certified Evaluation Plan
Office of Educator Licensure and Effiectiveness
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