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





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

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)

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.”



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?)


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



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?