Kentucky Framework for Teaching-Specialist Frameworks

Published: 4/28/2017 12:55 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 the specialist frameworks, please contact Christine Meisberger at (502) 564-1479.

The Kentucky Framework for Teaching: Specialist Frameworks for Other Professionals are designed for the unique professional responsibilities of these specialists. Each framework consists of research-based sets of components of practice that are consistent with the Kentucky Framework for Teaching (704 KAR 3:370 Section 7 (1)). Like the KyFfT, instructional practices are divided into multiple standards clustered into four domains of responsibility:  

1. Planning and Preparation
2. The Environment
3. Delivery of Service
4. Professional Responsibilities

The frameworks stand as the critical rubric for providing other professionals and evaluators with concrete descriptions of practice associated with specific domains. Using the Specialists Frameworks, evaluators holistically consider evidences identified through self-reflection, professional growth, observations, student voice, as well as other district approved evidences, to determine a rating for each domain. Evaluators then follow the decision rules identified in the district certified evaluation plan to provide a Professional Practice Rating (704 KAR 3:370 Section 7 (5)(6)(7)(8)).

Christine Meisberger
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Next Generation Professionals
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1479
Fax (502) 564-6470