As part of the Race to the Top Initiative (RT3), Georgia, in collaboration with RT3 Districts, educational partners, and the Evaluation Task Force Committee, developed a new effectiveness system for teacher evaluation and professional growth. In Spring 2012, Race to the Top Districts participated in a pilot of the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System. These 26 districts provided critical feedback and data that was used to revise and improve a new system designed for building teacher effectiveness throughout Georgia. The new Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES) consists of multiple components, including the Teacher Assessment on Performance Standards (TAPS), Surveys of Instructional Practice, and measures of Student Growth and Academic Achievement. The overarching goal of TKES is to support continuous growth and development of each teacher.
Teacher Keys Effectiveness System Manuals
Please click on the links below to learn more about the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System.
Teacher Keys Effectiveness System Handbook 2013
The 2013 handbook contains information for implementation, processes, and procedures, as well as, TKES Fact Sheets and TKES Research Synthesis.
TAPS Reference Sheet with Sample Indicators
TAPS Standards and Rubrics Reference Sheet
TKES Crosswalk with CLASS Keys
Educator Effectiveness Systems FAQs
Superintendent's Reference Guide to TKES and LKES
2012 TKES/LKES Pilot Evaluation Overview and Report
TKES Executive Summary
TKES and LKES Overview Timeline
TKES and LKES Participant Process Timeline