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 Leader Keys Effectiveness System

During the 2012-2013 pilot/full implementation school year, Georgia will implement the Leader Keys Effectiveness System (LKES) with the 26 Race to the Top districts and additional volunteer districts.  The LKES is a common evaluation system that will allow the state to ensure consistency and comparability across districts, based on a common definition of leader effectiveness.  Though research indicates the most important factor in a student’s education is first and foremost, the teacher, today’s school leader is expected to lead their school with this ultimate goal of increasing student learning while helping staff to grow professionally.  The goal of Georgia’s Leader Keys Effectiveness System is to provide leaders with meaningful feedback and to support the continuous growth and development of each leader by monitoring, analyzing, and applying pertinent data from multiple sources toward attainment of established performance goals.  LKES offers clear and precise indicators and resources to leaders throughout the process. 


Leader Keys Effectiveness System Manuals

Please click on the links below to learn more about the Leader Keys Effectivenss System (LKES).

Leader Keys Effectiveness System Handbook​
The LKES Handbook contains information for implementation, processes, and procedures. 

LAPS Reference Sheet with Sample Indicators 

LAPS Standards and Rubrics Reference Sheet 

LKES Crosswalk with Leader Keys

LKES Crosswalk with ISLLC Standards

Educator Effectiveness Systems FAQs

Superintendent's Reference Guide to TKES and LKES

2012 TKES/LKES Pilot Evaluation Overview and Report

LKES Executive Summary

Planning for TKES/LKES Implementation