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Professional Development & Support

PVAAS statewide team for pde

The PVAAS Statewide Team for PDE provides statewide training, resource development and technical assistance for the statewide implementation of the Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System (PVAAS) in response to the needs of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

For questions regarding statewide professional development or support, please contact the PVAAS Statewide Team at Phone: 717-606-1911 or by Email: pdepvaas@iu13.org.

INTERMEDIATE UNIT (IU) PVAAS CONTACTS

For additional support, training and/or follow-up services, contact your local Intermediate Unit. The full list of IU PVAAS contacts can be found on the PVAAS site at pvaas.sas.com under the Professional Learning section.

Professional learning opportunities

A range of statewide training opportunities are provided each school year to Pennsylvania’s educators. These are offered through a variety of methods, including on-site at local IUs, webinars, and conference sessions. A booklet of these professional learning opportunities is published each school year and can be found on the PVAAS site at pvaas.sas.com under the Professional Learning section.

E-LEARNING MODULES

These learning modules on specific PVAAS reports and concepts can be accessed directly through the PVAAS site at pvaas.sas.com under the Professional Learning section, “Online Learning and Archived Webinars” link.

Additionally, you can access these modules through the following steps.

  • For those who do NOT have access to the restricted site, the modules can be accessed by clicking on the blue "Public Access" button in the middle of the page. Then click on the e-Learning link located in the blue menu bar.
  • For those who do have access to the restricted site, the report specific modules can be accessed right from each PVAAS report. Additionally, all modules are available by clicking on the e-Learning link located in the blue menu bar.

PVAAS FAQs, guides, and Resources

A number of resources are available to assist you in understanding and making best use of the PVAAS reporting. These include FAQs, guides to reporting, how-to guides, and methodology documents. These resources can be found on the PVAAS site at pvaas.sas.com under the Using PVAAS section, “Guides to Reporting and How-To Resources” link.

PVAAS MISCONCEPTIONS

Have you heard conflicting information on what PVAAS is, how it's used and whether it's valid or not? A PVAAS Misconceptions document is available to assist you in understanding the common myths, connections, and questions about PVAAS. This document can be found on the PVAAS site at pvaas.sas.com under the Understanding PVAAS section, “Misconceptions about PVAAS Reporting” link.