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 Teacher Keys Effectiveness System

​​​​​The Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES) is a common evaluation system designed for building teacher effectiveness and ensuring consistency and comparability throughout the state. The Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES) consists of three components which provide multiple sources of data.


Beginning in school year 2016-2017, the three components are Teacher Assessment on Performance Standards (TAPS), Professional Growth and Student Growth. The overarching goal of TKES is to support continuous growth and development of each teacher​.

TKES and LKES Virtual Professional Learning opportunities


PL Opportunity Audience Dates Time

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. 

Click the links below to learn more about the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System:

​TKES Standard 1

​TKES Standard 2​​

​TKES Standard 3

​TKES Standard 4

​TKES Standard 5

​TKES St​andard 6​​​​​​

​TKES Standard 7

​TKES Standard 8​

​TKES Standard 9

TKES Standard 10​​​