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 Leader Keys Effectiveness System

Georgia implemented the Leader Keys Effectiveness System (LKES), a common effectiveness system that will allow the state to ensure consistency and comparability across districts, based on a common definition of leader effectiveness. 


The Leader Keys Effectiveness System consists of four components which contribute to an overall Leader Effectiveness Measure (LEM): Leader Assessment on Performance Standards (LAPS), Student Growth, School Climate Survey, and Combination of Additional Data.

TKES and LKES Virtual Professional Learning opportunities


PL OpportunityAudienceDatesTime

Just-In-Time Webinar:

TLSD Platform End-of-Year Process

TKES/LKES SuperusersMay 11, 202310:00 am
TKES Initial Credentialing TrainingNew district and school leaders

May 16, June 6,

July 18, and July 25

Only 1 day training required

8:30 am-2:00 pm
LKES Initial Credentialing TrainingNew district and school leaders

May 18, June 8,

July 20, and July 27

Only 1 day training required

8:30 am-1:00 pm


To access course information and registration links, visit the PL Catalog inside the GaDOE Community.

​Coming Fall 2023

  • Asynchronous TKES and LKES Initial Credentialing Training
  • Face-to-Face Credentialing Training for District TKES/LKES Trainers

Need support for TKES and/or LKES Implementation? View TKES/LKES Map to identify your district's/school's assigned specialist and his/her email address. ​

Supports for Principals, Assistant Principals and Aspring School Leaders

Principal Matters Resources by Mark Wilson