Educators wanting to improve student learning, achievement or district operations need to check out the Kentucky Department of Education’s Best Practices website.

It is designed as a clearinghouse for best and promising practices that motivate, engage and provide measurable results in student learning, achievement and school/district processes – any aspect of a school system that can impact student outcomes through improved instruction or operations.

A recent redesign has resulted in a Best Practices website that is easier to use and navigate.  A more thorough search tool now allows users to set multiple parameters to search for and locate a practice that may be of benefit. Best practices are categorized based on the Kentucky AdvancED Standards:

  • purpose and direction
  • governance and leadership
  • teaching and assessing for learning
  • resources and support systems
  • using results for continuous improvement

A more user-friendly application makes it easy to submit a best practice for consideration and simply doing so could make your best practice even better.

A panel of subject matter experts will review and, based on a rubric, score each submission and offer suggestions on how to strengthen it. Feedback will be provided to applicants via e-mail. Accepted best practices will be added to the website.

KDE periodically recognizes and celebrates successful applicants for their submissions.