Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) officials provided an update on teacher certification to teachers and school administrators during a special KDE Webcast on July 11.
The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) met virtually on June 16 to approve numerous Option 9 certification pathways.
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.
Thousands of teaching positions in Kentucky schools remain unfilled as the start of a new school year approaches, and the Kentucky Department of Education is working to address the shortage through high school career pathways, college recruitment and alternative certifications
Rob Akers was ready to take on a challenge as associate commissioner of KDE’s new Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness.
The Governor’s Task Force on Transforming Education in Kentucky (TEK) presented Gov. Steve Beshear with its final report, including 35 recommendations that the group believes would enable Kentucky to better prepare all of its students for success in the 21st century, on Feb. 21.