Saturday, September 25, 2021
Central Academy (Henderson County) teacher Jo Morris says taking part in the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System field test has helped her ensure her students’ needs are met throughout the year and made her a better teacher. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 12, 2013

PGES asks teachers to be SMART about student growth goals

Teachers will not have to change much about how they measure student growth under the proposed PGES.
Associate Commissioner Dale Winkler and Senior Vice President of the Southern Regional Education Board Gene Bottoms a study of the state's 95 area technology and career technical centers with the Kentucky Board of Education. Photo by Amy Wallot, April 9, 2014

Board of Education approves educator effectiveness system

At its meeting yesterday the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously approved a new statewide evaluation system for teachers and principals and received an update on a new evaluation system for superintendents.
Paris High School (Paris Independent) Principal Jamie Dailey, right, talks with Chief Academic Officer Clay Goode.

Teachers, principals have to help each other succeed in PGES

Principals will succeed in the new Principal Professional Growth and Effectiveness System only if they help teachers help students succeed.
Jennifer Howard, right, helps students in her geometry class at Magoffin County High School. With the proposed Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES), she said she is working on telling less and questioning more. Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 9, 2013

Reflective practice, professional growth a cyclical path to improvement in PGES

Teachers’ self-reflection and professional growth plans work together in PGES.
Second-grade teacher Carolyn Noe, left, reviews the peer observation she did in 1st-grade teacher Sharon Clark’s language arts class at Paint Lick Elementary School (Garrard County). Clark said the observation was very helpful and prepared her for her evaluation with her principal.

Teachers leading the way in shaping evaluation system

A proposed evaluation system focuses on helping teachers improve so they can better educate students.

Problem-based learning and PGES

By Lindsey Childers lindsey.childers@trigg.kyschools.us Imagine a classroom that centers on discovery – a classroom that allows students to act as teachers and use the skills they...
Principal Curt Bieger talks briefly with Mandy Young before she starts her 6th-grade mathematics class at Gallatin County Middle School. Bieger was observing her class as part of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System.

Do you see what I see?

Peer, principal observations are key to proposed teacher effectiveness system.
Eighth-grade student Abbi Gullett writes an informative piece about irony during Michelle Devine's language arts class at North Washington Elementary School (Washington County). Last year students filled out a survey and revealed that most found Devine’s class challenging but didn’t feel like they had a lot of choice.

Student voice: ‘It’s not a popularity contest’

Student survey responses are a valuable way for teachers to reflect on their effectiveness.

Student voice offers valuable feedback to teachers

By Joseph Harris Joseph.harris@lawrence.kyschools.us As most Kentucky teachers know, a student voice survey is administered once a year as part of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness...
Third-grade teacher Jennifer Maddox helps Kaitlyn Layer follow the directions while folding a paper airplane at Perryvillle Elementary School (Boyle County). Maddox was teaching about technical procedures. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 25, 2014

Taking what’s there and making it stronger

Assessing current procedures leads to ‘game-changing’ success with PGES.