Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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.
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.
Assistant General Counsel David Wickersham, acting director of the Division of Next Generation Professionals Amanda Ellis, Associate Commissioner Felicia Cumings Smith and staff assistant Robin Chandler discuss changes in the evaluation guidelines of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System during the Kentucky Board of Education meeting. Photo by Amy Wallot, Feb. 5, 2013

KBE reviews educator effectiveness model, names new districts of innovation

Plans for a statewide system of evaluation for Kentucky certified educators culminated in a discussion before the Kentucky Board of Education at its meeting...
Kentucky Education Association Executive Director Mary Ann Blankenship and Office of Next-Generation Learners Associate Commissioner Felicia Cumings Smith discuss teacher evaluations as part of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) with the Kentucky Board of Education. Photo by Amy Wallot, Dec. 4, 2013

Teacher evaluations, funding need explained at state board meeting

Proposed Professional Growth and Effectiveness System designed to identify teachers who need more support and get them that support.
Lee County Superintendent Jim Evans, second from left, discusses an upcoming district review with Instructional Supervisor Sharon Bush, Special Programs Coordinator Glenna Cummins and Director of Pupil Personnel Ray Shuler.

Superintendent system aims for continuous improvement

Superintendents will join teachers and principals in having a growth and effectiveness system.
Amber Hayes teaches 2nd-grade students how to graph information at Indian Hills Elementary School (Christian County). Hayes likes how PGES helps with goal setting and fostering conversations with administrators.

Field test participants overwhelmingly support PGES

Teachers and principals who participated in last year’s Professional Growth and Effectiveness System field test overwhelmingly support it.
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.
Gov. Steve Beshear this week signed House Bill 180 which requires the Kentucky Board of Education to establish a statewide effectiveness system for all certified personnel starting in the 2014-15 school year. Photo by Amy Wallot, April 15 , 2013

Teacher and principal effectiveness bill signed

Advocating that all Kentucky children deserve to be taught by an effective teacher at a school led by an effective principal, Gov. Steve Beshear once again indicated his support for a statewide system promoting educator growth and effectiveness in Kentucky.
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.

Kentucky’s effectiveness system recognized for thoughtfulness, educator input

Kentucky is one of three states that were singled out in an opinion piece written by Bill Gates that appeared in the Washington Post...