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 Teacher Keys Effectiveness System

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 ​
The handbook contains information for implementation, processes, and procedures.

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