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