Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES)

Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES) is a system developed by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to support the continuous growth and development of teachers. TKES has multiple components – the Teacher Assessment on Performance Standards (TAPS), Surveys of Instructional Practice, and measures of Student Growth and Academic Achievement.

At the University level, an assessment system that aligns with the GaDOE Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES) has been developed. The elements of this assessment system called CAPS (Candidate Assessment on Performance Standards) have been used by initial teacher preparation programs since 2014.


Additional TKES Information from the GaDOE

VSU CAPS User Guide

Directions for supervisors, student teachers, and mentors on completing CAPS evaluations through LiveText


For more information on CAPS or TKES, contact Lynn Minor (lcminor@valdosta.edu) in the COEHS Center for Accreditation and Curricular Innovation.