Best Practices website even better


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.