The Division of Teacher and Leader Support and Development impacts student achievement by providing programs and resources to enhance teacher and leader effectiveness that include the following: Title II, Part A grant awards; teacher and leader effectiveness systems; and professional learning.
The goal of the division is to promote and support teacher and leader effectiveness to improve student learning in every classroom in the state.
Manages effective use of Title II, Part A funds at the state and local level.
Promotes effective use of professional development funds and activities to support school improvement.
Maintains current data to Ensure Equitable Access to Effective Educators.
Supports the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and Leader Keys Effectiveness System – Georgia’s teacher and leader evaluation and professional development processes.
**Real Teachers. Real Voices.**
Presented by the
Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA)
Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES)
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.
For additional information and resources related to TKES, please visit the TKES webpage.
Leader Keys Effectiveness System (LKES)
The Leader Keys Effectiveness System (LKES) is a common evaluation system designed for building leader effectiveness and ensuring consistency and comparability throughout the state. 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. Beginning in school year 2016-2017, the four components are Leader Assessment on Performance Standards (LAPS), Student Growth, School Climate Survey, and Combination of Additional Data. LKES offers clear and precise indicators and resources to leaders throughout the process.
For additional information and resources related to LKES, please visit the LKES webpage.
Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement
The Georgia Department of
Education’s strategic plan emphasizes transforming the agency into one that
provides meaningful support to schools and districts. The agency has developed
a common, continuous improvement framework to ensure that these efforts are
aligned across all agency divisions, departments, and programs. The Georgia’s
Systems of Continuous Improvement framework focuses on the systems and
structures (the “what”) that must be in place for sustained improvement in
student outcomes. It also utilizes a problem-solving model (the “how”) to
provide a clear process for identifying improvement needs, planning for
improvement, and implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the improvement