On June 1, 2015, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), along with all states, was required to submit to the United States Education Department (USED) a plan to ensure that poor and minority children are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified, or out-of-field teachers. As part of this plan, districts and schools are charged with the task of analyzing their own data related to equitable access issues, determine root causes and develop solutions. Districts and schools will be required to complete the Equitable Access to Effective Educators diagnostic in the Comprehensive District and School Improvement plans. This diagnostic must be completed in December of 2015.
In order to support districts and schools with this endeavor, KDE will be hosting regional work sessions to begin the process of developing equitable access plans.
While attendance in highly encouraged, it is not mandatory. Each district is asked to send a team of five to the working session. The team should be comprised of one teacher leader, one principal, the district PGES contact and up to two other participants of the district’s choosing.
Work Session Draft Agenda
Overview of Kentucky’s Equitable Access to Effective Educators plan
Review of data – including Equity Tab in the School Report Card
Root Causes Analysis
Review of Equity Diagnostic in the CDIPs and CSIPs
What to Bring – Teams should bring relevant district and school data. Possible data sources are included below. This is not an exhaustive list, but should be viewed as potential sources.
District and School Report Card Equity Tab Data
Class size information
Human Resource Survey data
Parent Survey data
Master Schedules (schools)
District/School Safety data
District/School Assignment Policies
Collective Bargaining Agreements
This session is offered at no charge by Kentucky Department of Education and KEDC.
This is a Joint Meeting for the Lexington and Ashland Principals Network.
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The Kentucky Educational Development Corporation, KEDC, is Kentucky’s oldest and largest educational cooperative. KEDC was founded in 1965 and has expanded to include over 60 school districts, as well as colleges and universities in its membership.