Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System

KDE to continue use of some parts of technology system designed to improve instruction and effectiveness

By Brenna R. Kelly After analyzing cost, usage and receiving feedback from districts, the Kentucky Department of Education has decided to continue to use most of the components of the Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS) for another year. The CIITS system was designed to help teachers and districts become more efficient and effective, and allow them to collect and [...]

By |2015-06-04T17:07:12-04:00June 4, 2015|

Teachers’ use of PGES rises as improvements made

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Dear Kentucky Teacher, As you settle into the school year, I am taking the opportunity to update you on implementation of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). This school year, as you know, we are implementing PGES for teachers and principals statewide. Unfortunately, there have been some unexpected glitches with the PGES technology [...]

By |2020-09-24T12:07:13-04:00September 30, 2014|

History comes alive in arts infused field trips

This summer 45 teachers from across the state spent a week in Frankfort learning how to infuse arts into field trips. By early next year the lesson plans they developed will be available for teachers statewide.

By |2019-06-12T11:15:44-04:00August 5, 2014|

Volunteer districts needed for CIITS classroom formative assessment pilot

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking volunteer districts to pilot Schoolnet’s Assessment Admin module of the Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS) starting Nov. 28. Using a standards-based item bank, select teachers at participating schools within districts will be required to administer daily formative assessments through CIITS. Teachers and administrators will be able to use the resulting data [...]

By |2020-09-21T08:46:18-04:00October 20, 2011|

Due thanks as we prepare to unleash Unbridled Learning in Kentucky

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” Jacques Barzun Cultural historian Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Despite the many laudatory quotes and uplifting essays about the teaching profession, some might say teachers don’t seem to get the respect they deserve. Many of you would probably say you’re overworked, underpaid and definitely [...]

By |2020-09-11T14:49:28-04:00May 3, 2011|
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