PVAAS Sept 2014 9_18_14 v2




September 2014

PVAAS Statewide Team for PDE pdepvaas@iu13.org


 Reporting Releases

 New Features

 PVAAS Teacher Specific Reporting

 Professional Development


 PVAAS Roster Verification

 EE Online System by SAS EVAAS

 IU PVAAS Contracts

SY13-14 PVAAS Reporting Release

 PVAAS Restricted Site (District/School/Projections):

 September 19, 2014 (District Admin account holder only)

 Night of Sept 18 th – tonight!

 September 24, 2014 (All PVAAS account holders, including IU staff holding accounts for access to LEA PVAAS reporting)

 Night of Sept 23rd

 PVAAS Public Site: October 8, 2014

 Night of Oct 7th

 PVAAS Teacher Specific Reporting

 Oct 23: District and School Admins

 Oct 30: Teachers with PVAAS Teacher Specific Reporting

 Nov 3: ½ day Teacher Trainings Begin

New Features

PVAAS District Admin Account Holder

– 1 per LEA

 Does the right person hold this account?

 Superintendent/CEO/Director OR Designee by


 Automatically has access to ALL teacher reporting

 Communication to Superintendents/CEOs from IU

 Penn*Link from PDE in August 2014

NEW: LEA/District-Wide


• File of All LEA/District

Launchpads to each IU

• PDF Format

• IU to Send to

Supt/Assist Supt

Available NOW:

PVAAS Export Function

 Can now EXPORT PVAAS district, school, and teacher value added reporting, as well as student projection reporting.

 Can also export Roster Data from SY13-14 when PVAAS Teacher

Specific Reporting is released

 District Admin has access automatically

 S/He can CHOOSE to assign access to District Users and/or School


 Areas of caution…(control & distribution of data, other analysis, outside requests, right to know/e-mailing data)

 Two webinars held in August

 Recording posted to PVAAS site, Go to e-Learning link

Export of PVAAS Roster Data

(Available with release of teacher reporting)

 Teacher PPID

 Teacher last name

 Teacher first name

 District name


 School name

 School number

 School Year

 Semester

 Test

 Subject

 Grade

 Student name

 Student PAsecureID

 % Student + Teacher Enrollment


 Full or Partial % of Instruction


 % Total (to one decimal place)


• Can use for % Proficient/Advanced for EE teacher specific data

• Grade 3 not available in RV system for SY13-14

• Grade 3 - option in PIMS/PVAAS collection/RV; % accurate not needed

Changes to PVAAS Demo Site…

 Old demo site gone  New one in place

 Includes:

 All reporting on LEA site

 Schools with multiple years of data

 Teacher Reporting

 New logins

 Available Night of 9/25

Options to Access

PVAAS Student Projections

**Access to Student Level Data is Required

 Student Search

 LEA/School Admin provides access to teacher

 Custom Student Report

 School Admin creates Custom Student report(s)

 By Grade/Course

 By Teacher’s specific group of students

 School Admin assigned Custom Student Report access to teacher

 Export by LEA

 LEA/District Admin

 School Admin (if permission given to School Admin)

 Access through Local Student Data Management System

Custom Student Reports

 Can be created by School Admin & School

Users with account management permissions. They can then share access to selected Custom Student Report(s) with

School Users.

 Provides a way to give teachers access to student data for their students or a grade/course, without giving access to all students in the school.

PVAAS Teacher Specific Reporting

SY13-14 Release in Fall 2014

The Importance of PVAAS

Teacher Specific Reporting

“A student assigned to a very good teacher for a single school year may gain up to a full year’s worth of additional academic growth compared to a student assigned to a very poor teacher. Having a series of strong or weak teachers in consecutive years compounds the impact. Give high-need students three highly effective teachers in a row and they may outperform students taught by three ineffective teachers in a row by as much as 50 percentile points.”


3 For information about the impact of teacher effectiveness on student outcomes, see Rivkin, S.,

E. Hanushek, and J. Kain (2005). “Teachers, Schools, and Academic Achievement,” Econometrica,

73(2), 417-458. Also see Sanders, W.L. and Rivers, J.C. (1996). “Research Project Report:

Cumulative and Residual Effects of Teachers on Future Student Academic Achievement,”

University of Tennessee Value-Added Research and Assessment Center; and Rockoff, J. E. (2004).

“The Impact of Individual Teachers on Students’ Achievement: Evidence from Panel Data.”

American Economic Review 94(2), 247-52.

From the Widget Effect

Release of PVAAS Teacher Specific


 PVAAS Teacher Reporting

 Oct 23: District and School Admins

 Oct 30: Teachers with PVAAS Teacher Specific Reporting

 Nov 3: ½ day Teacher Trainings Begin

 NO PVAAS Teacher Specific Reporting in PSSA

Writing Grade 5 & 8

 New ELA Assessment

 Low Correlation at Teacher Level

 Penn*Link to LEAs

 In process with above info

Access to Teacher Reporting:

LEA Controlled Online Process

 Automatic access given to the 1 LEA/District

Admin account holder and each School Admin account holder

 LEA Controlled Online LEA Assigning and

Approval Process

 Approver and Assigner roles

 Resource Doc on Account Management

 Mini-Webex under Admin tab

Roster Verification follow-up:

Over-claiming students across LEAs

 See RV data in PVAAS system for over-claimed students as of close of RV

 Proportional split of student between teachers

 Prior to analyses for teacher reporting

 Student-teacher linkages were removed for any charters/cyber charters who:

 Did not intend to participate in RV

 Did not intend to receive PVAAS Teacher

Specific Reporting

 List of LEAs with removed linkages is available upon request

PVAAS Professional Development



 All staff providing support for fall sessions should participate live. (Or, if unavailable to join live, view the recording.)

 Two Repeat Sessions Scheduled

 First session held September 16

 Still time to join the September 23 rd session!

 September 23, 2014 at 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 Please register (up to 9/23) by e-mailing pdepvaas@iu13.org

 Webinar will be held using Microsoft Lync. Participants are highly encouraged to install the Lync Web App plugin prior to the sessions dates.

 Can’t make the live session? Request access to a recorded session: pdepvaas@iu13.org


 More on logistics than content.

 May review some content related to any follow-up or questions from Capacity Building sessions, depending on need

Additional Resources for Your Use

• Updated F2F Overview Materials o

Being updated now

• Updated PVAAS Consultation Materials o

Being updated now

• PVAAS Roll-Out PPTs o o

Contain place holders for district and school data


Concept of Growth & Value-Added



Performance Diagnostic

Student Projections

Being updated

“Using and Understanding

PVAAS” Webinar Series

 Three, 60-minute sessions

 Designed as a series, but can be viewed as stand-alone sessions.

Session Title

Using and Understanding PVAAS:

A Focus on District and School Reporting

Using and Understanding PVAAS:

A Focus on Teacher Specific Reporting

Using and Understanding PVAAS:

A Focus on Student Projection Reporting

Date & Time

Sept 8, 2014, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Sept 23, 2014, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Sept 9, 2014, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Sept 24, 2014, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Sept 10, 2014, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Sept 25, 2014, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

 Sessions will be recorded, and links posted on the PVAAS site under the e-Learning link.

 If you’d like a link to a recorded session prior to it being added to the site, please e-mail pdepvaas@iu13.org


F2F at IUs

 PVAAS: Ready, Set, Grow!

 Full day session for LEA Administrator teams; trainthe-trainer model

 LEA teams of Four (could include Superintendent,

Assistant Superintendent, Principal, Assistant Principal,

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Director of

Professional Development, Director of Special

Education/Pupil Services, subject area supervisor)

 PVAAS Teacher Specific Reporting:

Professional Growth, Not Gotcha

 Half day sessions for teachers and admins

Fall Training Sessions

 Registration Update (how is registration going?)

 Questions?

 Our team will touch base 2-3 weeks in advance regarding registrations (in addition to requesting a final list of those who attended)

 Want participants to have the best possible experience!

 Give districts time to adjust if changes are made to the schedule (e.g., session is cancelled due to low numbers)

Q & A Sessions for Teacher


 Tuesday Afternoons, October 7 – December 16*,

2:30 – 4:00 pm

*No session Tuesday, Nov 25

 Thursday mornings, October 9 – December 18*,

7:30 – 9:00 am

*No session Thursday, Nov 27

 More information in the PVAAS SY14-15

Professional Development Opportunities booklet, at the top of the PVAAS login page, https://pvaas.sas.com


SY14-15 PIMS and PVAAS


 PVAAS District/School Level Attribution for Keystone


 Course/HQT

 Not connected to PVAAS RV

 PVAAS Roster Verification

 Staff/Student/Subtest Collection


 PIMS School Enrollment: Monthly/More Frequent in Fall

 Currently Enrolled Students


 504 Students

 PIMS Staff Template: Creation of New School User

Accounts ONLY

SY14-15 Roster Verification

Spring 2015

Dates for Roster Verification

 LEA Preview Window, by school (1 week)

 April 27-May 3, 2015

 Teacher Verification Window (2 weeks)

 May 4-17, 2015

 School Administrator Verification Window (2 weeks)

 May 18-31, 2015

 LEA Verification Window (2 weeks)

 June 1-14, 2015

RV VLM – 2 Part Release

Account Management Webinars for RV

 Three sessions scheduled

Session Title

PVAAS Account Management:

Preparing for Roster Verification

Date & Time

Jan 27, 2015, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Jan 28, 2015, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Jan 29, 2015, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

 Sessions will be recorded!

 More information in the PVAAS SY14-15

Professional Development Opportunities booklet, at the top of the PVAAS login page, https://pvaas.sas.com


RV Statewide Webinars

 Four sessions scheduled

Session Title Date & Time

PVAAS Roster Verification


Feb 5, 2015, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Feb 11, 2015, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Feb 17, 2015, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Feb 23, 2015, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

 Sessions will be recorded!

 More information in the PVAAS SY 14-15

Professional Development Opportunities booklet, at the top of the PVAAS login page, https://pvaas.sas.com


RV Q & A

 Tuesday Afternoons, April 28 – June 9, 2015,

2:30 – 4:00 pm

 Thursday mornings, April 30 – June 11, 2015,

7:30 – 9:00 am

 More information in the PVAAS SY 14-15

Professional Development Opportunities booklet, at the top of the PVAAS login page, https://pvaas.sas.com


Educator Effectiveness Online

System by SAS EVAAS


 Teacher and Principal Evaluation System

 Secure access is available to final summary rating reports (82-1, 82-2, 82-3)

 Participation is FREE for all LEAs

 Participation is voluntary for all LEAs


 Access is available through current PVAAS accounts or accounts that will be created locally

 More than one evaluator may have access to an individual’s rating form during the input phase in developing the summative report

 System pre-populates the SPP

 System pre-populates the teacher-specific component for the PVAAS 3-year rolling average


 LEAs/Districts may determine and choose year of available data (year prior or current year).

 LEAs/Districts may determine the weighting/% for each type of teacher specific data.

 System can be used alone, in lieu of PDE Excel documents posted, or in combination with other supervision systems.

Stay Tuned!!

Penn*Link in PDE Review Process

Accompanying One-Pager from SAS


IU PVAAS Contacts

IU PVAAS Contacts

 Check Moodle for Current Doc

 Email pdepvaas@iu13.org

with any changes

 If possible by tomorrow (Friday Sept 19)

Questions? Feedback? Needs?