Growth and Evaluation

Growth and Evaluation

Published: 8/2/2022 3:59 AM

“Research consistently shows that teaching is the single most important school-based factor in a student’s academic growth” (Center for Education Policy Research, Harvard University). Improving the effectiveness of Kentucky’s classroom teachers is a primary goal of personnel growth and evaluation systems. District certified evaluation plans should reflect and support Kentucky's commitment to every student being taught by an effective teacher by promoting the vision of continuous professional growth and development of skills needed to be a highly effective educator. Local plans should be designed to catalyze professional growth and create a fair and equitable system to promote and measure teacher effectiveness.

The Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness (OELE) is committed to providing support for improving educator effectiveness in schools and districts across Kentucky. We provide:

  • relevant research

  • best practice guides and models

  • technical assistance

  • professional learning

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OELE also publishes the Educator Development newsletter of articles and announcements that highlight Kentucky educators engaging in relevant and innovative distributed leadership models, planning for equitable access, and pursuing effective professional learning and instructional and assessment practices of interest to all Kentucky educators. 

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​Todd Davis
Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
Division of Educator Preparation and Certification
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5846 ext: 4537
Fax (502) 564-4007
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