Observation by Certified Administrators

Published: 4/28/2017 12:56 PM

This page is currently undergoing updates to reflect the changes established in Senate Bill 1 (2017). Senate Bill 1, (effective immediately due to an emergency clause) brings significant change to Kentucky’s Professional Growth and Effectiveness System. It requires districts to implement a personnel evaluation system aligned to a statewide framework that promotes continuous professional growth and development of skills needed to be a highly effective teacher or administrator. If you have questions related to Observations by Certified Evaluators, please contact Todd Davis at (502) 564-1479.
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 inspire 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 administrator is to encourage continual professional growth in teaching and learning through collaboration, feedback, and reflection. Observations by an administrator also contribute to the educator evaluation process. (704 KAR 3:370 Section 6(2)(d)

 Observation Process 
  • Administrator may schedule the observation in advance
  • Optional pre-conference is conducted; consult district Certified Evaluation Plan (CEP)
  • Observation is conducted; administrator scripts evidence and aligns it to the KyFfT
  • Post-conference conducted (704 KAR 3:370 Section 5(2)(a)); administrator provides feedback and determines next steps with teacher; administrator provides feedback and determines next steps with teacher   
Todd Davis
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Next Generation Professionals
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1479
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