The on-going examination of the Continuous Growth and Evaluation Systems for all employees is a vital part of efforts in KIBSD in regard to student achievement and effective instruction. For the past several years, KIBSD has worked to create and refine a standards-based system of instruction, grading, and reporting for students. This reconstruction of the certificated growth and evaluation system moves the district from being a standards-referenced evaluation system to being a standards-based and standards-driven system.
The KIBSD Certificated Continuous Growth and Evaluation System is based on the work of Dr. Robert Marzano. The focus of this system is to improve the quality of instruction in order to support growth in student achievement. This purpose is best achieved through an evaluation system that includes components that support the gathering of data, sharing of information, and frequent opportunities for feedback and professional development.