Monday, October 25, 2021
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.

Peer observation helps raise our status as educators

By Ryan Mann With this year’s rollout of Kentucky’s new Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (TPGES), some of the biggest concerns I’ve heard from...

Teacher-, principal-effectiveness system beginning to take shape

Kentucky’s Professional Growth and Evaluation System will use multiple measures to rate teacher and principal effectiveness.

Peer observation offers a path to growth

By Joseph Harris In the past few years, I’ve come to realize that peer observation is a powerful professional growth avenue for teachers, and it...
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.
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.