Kentucky

Location of Standards 
Administrative Rule: 16 KAR 3:050. Professional certificate for instructional leadership--school principal, all grades
Version of ISLLC Standards Referenced by State 
The administrative certification requirements and the principal evaluation performance standards use and reference, respectively, the 2008 ISLLC Standards. The Dispositions, Dimensions, and Functions for School Leaders are also aligned to the 2008 ISLLC Standards.
Year of Law Passage / Rule Change 
The Dispositions, Dimensions, and Functions for School Leaders were adopted on 5/19/2008. The administrative certification requirements for principals and superintendents were last amended on 3/4/2011 and 11/19/2012, respectively. The performance standards used in the principal evaluation system were adopted in 2012.
Overview of Standards, if different from ISLLC Standards 
The state's principal evaluation performance standards differ slightly from the ISLLC Standards and use the following seven standards: Instructional Leadership; School Climate; Human Resources Management; Organizational Management; Communication and Community Relations; Professionalism; and Student Growth.
Use of Standards in Evaluation of School Leaders, Preparation Programs, and/or Other Purposes 
Kentucky is in the process of piloting the Principal Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PPGES), which uses performance standards that are aligned with the 2008 ISLLC Standards. The 2008 ISLLC Standards are also used in administrative certification for superintendents and principals.
Presence of Principal Supervisor Standards 
Yes
Presence of Principal Supervisor Job Description 
Yes
References 
[1] Kentucky Department of Education. (2014). PPGES--Principal professional growth and effectiveness system. Retrieved from http://education.ky.gov/teachers/PGES/prinpges/Pages/default.aspx [2] State of Kentucky. (2015). Title 16 education professional standards board. Retrieved from http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/TITLE016.HTM [3] Kentucky Department of Education. (2013). Kentucky principal professional growth and effectiveness system pilot handbook 2013-14. Retrieved from http://education.ky.gov/teachers/HQT/Documents/KY%20Pilot%20Principal%20... [4] Stull, K. Strategy lead, PPGES, Kentucky Department of Education (phone interview, September 25, 2013). [5] Brown, R. Executive director, Kentucky Professional Standards Board (e-mail correspondence, September 26, 2013).