The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) has expanded assessment options for educators seeking a teaching certificate. EPSB members during their Dec. 12 meeting approved a -1 standard error of measure (SEM) for the cut score for Praxis assessments. The EPSB also approved the use of the Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT) to meet the content and pedagogy assessment of 16 KAR 6:010.
A bill to expand early literacy education efforts statewide passed the Senate education committee, which would incorporate existing Read To Achieve efforts.
At a special meeting Jan. 17, the Kentucky Board of Education appointed board members Cody Pauley Johnson, Sharon Porter Robinson and Lee Todd to a team that will evaluate proposals from executive search firms vying to help the board find Kentucky’s next education commissioner.
This is the fourth of a six-part series detailing the work and achievements of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) during the past year.
At the Oct. 28 Education Professional Standards Board meeting, Rob Akers and Cassie Trueblood, both from the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness, spoke on establishing guidelines for the Institute Alternative Route, also known as option seven.
Sarah Burnett, a 4th-grade mathematics teacher in Pulaski County, thinks her experience in the classroom will help guide her decisions as head of the Education Professional Standards Board.
Jimmy Adams of Lexington will serve as the acting executive director of the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). “As the acting executive director, Jimmy Adams, will provide not only consistency to the Board’s work but will move the many initiatives of EPSB forward during this time of transition”, said EPSB Chair Cassandra Webb. Adams, who has served as the EPSB [...]