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SY22-23 Professional Learning – Registration & Recordings

Building & Supporting K-12 Data Systems

Professional learning in SY22-23 will continue to focus on supporting educators in building healthy K-12 assessment systems and the understanding and use of multiple data sources, including PVAAS, within the context of decision-making at the district, school, grade/subject, classroom, and student levels.

For professional learning opportunities specific to PVAAS Roster Verification, please visit the PVAAS Roster Verification webpage.

​SY 22-23 Winter/Spring Professional Learning

No Data Tool Stands Alone! The "Friendship" Between PVAAS and CDT (YouTube)
Audience: K-12 Content Leaders, School Leaders, Teacher Leaders
PVAAS and CDT are NOT stand-alone tools. They are at their best when used together with other data to support the identification of students' needs and the monitoring of student progress throughout the year. This session will focus on the use of PVAAS diagnostic growth reports and student projection data, along with key CDT reports, to support student outcomes and grade/subject-level and classroom-level decisions. Participants will learn more about using multiple data points from these two data tools to better direct instructional decision-making at the subject/grade and classroom/student levels.

Why Participate? Your District’s/School’s Locally Administered Assessment Data and PVAAS Together (YouTube)
Audience: LEA/District Leaders, School Leaders
Your LEA/district/school may have local assessment data in a web-based system with a range of reporting. Your LEA/district/school may also have a data warehouse with many different screens and reports. If these data resources already exist, why would your LEA/district want to take the time to upload our locally administered assessment data into PIMS to receive PVAAS reporting based on our locally administered assessments? Answers to these questions will be the focus of this session. A Pennsylvania district administrator will describe how this information, along with their local assessment data and data warehouse, added to their range of their data sources to enhance their local decision-making.

Planning Ahead: Master Schedules Informed by Students' Needs (YouTube
Audience: School Leaders, K-12 Content Leaders, K-12 Content Leaders, School Counselors
Do you want to make timely changes to your master schedule to respond to the strengths and needs of your current student population? PVAAS student-level projections can help you in that work! This session will illustrate how to utilize PVAAS student projection data to (1) proactively inform the creation of master schedules that meet incoming students' needs, and (2) plan for appropriate course offerings, including intervention and remediation supports and rigorous Honors and AP courses. Many of these projections are available several years in advance for students, allowing you to make informed decisions about course offerings, interventions, and resource allocation for upcoming school years.

Customizing Course Selections to Ensure the Right Fit for Every Student (YouTube)
Audience: School Leaders, Teacher Leaders, Teachers, School Counselors
PVAAS student-level projections to state assessments (PSSA and Keystone) and Advanced Placement (AP) exams are available to assist you in making informed decisions about course selections with your students. Many of these projections are available several years in advance for students, allowing you to facilitate meaningful, purposeful conversations with students for better-informed scheduling and course selections. This session will illustrate how to utilize PVAAS data to examine PSSA, Keystone and AP student projections to (1) proactively provide support and enrichment, and (2) schedule students into appropriate courses, including interventions and rigorous Honors and AP courses.

A Pathway to the Pathways – Using PVAAS to Better Inform the Graduation Pathways
Audience: LEA/District Leaders, School Leaders, School Counselors
With Act 158 in full effect for graduating seniors this year and subsequent cohorts, educators want to continue to ensure students have access to all graduation pathways as they enter and continue through their high school years. In this session, participants will dig further into three of the five pathways to explore the use of PVAAS student level projection data to support the proactive planning for those using both state and alternative assessments. Participants will walk away with a plan for how to best identify students who would benefit from engaging in and exploring these pathways (including potential courses) to increase equity and access for underrepresented populations.

  • Wed Apr 5, 2023 - 9:00am-9:45am

Register for A Pathway to the Pathways – Using PVAAS to Better Inform the Graduation Pathways 

What's the Return? Evaluating and Reporting the Impact of Your Programs on Student Growth
Audience: LEA/District Leaders, School Leaders, K-12 Content Leaders, Teacher Leaders
How do you know if your academic programs and services are having an impact on student performance, both achievement and growth? Ultimately, programs that show sustained growth over time for students will have an impact on their achievement. The use of PVAAS Diagnostic reporting can serve as a proactive planning tool and a means to assess the return on your investment in your academic programs and services, including but not limited to intervention programs, after-school programs, and your local service delivery approaches. Discussions will include how to best make use of this information for resource allocation, communication to stakeholders, grant-writing, and seeking financial support.

  • Thurs March 30, 2023 - 1:00pm-1:45pm
  • Wed Apr 12, 2023 - 9:00am-9:45am

Register for What's the Return? Evaluating and Reporting the Impact of Your Programs on Student Growth

​SY22-23 Fall Professional Learning

The PVAAS Super 7 – Get Ready for the Fall 2022 PVAAS Reporting Release! (YouTube)
Audience: LEA/District Leaders, School Leaders

PVAAS reporting is back to the annual reporting cycle and releases. PVAAS teacher-specific reporting will be released too. With staff changing roles and responsibilities in your schools, is your LEA/district and school ready to access these data to see the performance of students in SY21-22? Join this 30-minute discussion – with your coffee or lunch – to learn about the seven steps identified by users in the field to utilize PVAAS data at both the district and school levels. Participants will walk away with a resource they can use as a checklist to bring your plan to action so your staff can hit the ground running when new data are released this fall!

It Starts with One Good Conversation! Engaging Your K-12 Teachers Across Content Areas to Promote Positive Student Outcomes (YouTube)
Audience: LEA/District Leaders, School Leaders

Have you found yourself wanting to engage in deeper conversations with your staff about student academic performance? Would you like to strengthen your formal conferences and on-going conversations with your teachers to result in greater teacher self-reflection about student performance and the connection to each teacher's practices? If so, this session is for you! Join this one-hour webinar designed to further deepen the conversations with your teachers about curriculum, instruction, organization, including teachers with an emphasis on PVAAS teacher specific reporting. Participants will leave with a Teacher Self-Reflection Guide to use with teachers in grades K- 12 across subject/content areas. Discussions will highlight how PVAAS teacher-specific growth data and student-level projections can be incorporated into processes for planning and holding productive conversations with teachers to guide them in planning for the instruction of current students this year and in future years.

Be the Driver, Not the Passenger! Driving the PVAAS Value-Added and Diagnostic Reports to Investigate Your Questions (YouTube)
Audience: LEA/District Leaders, School Leaders, K-12 Content Leaders, Teacher Leaders

Since the last full release of fall reporting in 2019, SAS EVAAS has redesigned the PVAAS Value-Added and Diagnostic Reporting to let you drive your schools' and LEA/district's reports! You now have control of the "data steering wheel" and have the flexibility to answer specific and purposeful questions about student growth and achievement with the redesigned PVAAS Value-Added and Diagnostic Reporting. This session is designed for all educators and leaders who want to walk away with effective approaches to meaningfully navigate this reporting to better inform your work!

Signposts on the Road to Recovery: Indicators for Your District/School (YouTube)
Audience: LEA/District Leaders, School Leaders, K-12 Content Leaders

A host of national studies by leading researchers have highlighted both the short-term and long-term impact of the pandemic on students. Does your LEA/district or school have quantifiable data to communicate the local impact and the recovery efforts from the pandemic to your staff and your local community? Join this one-hour webinar to learn about new PVAAS reporting capabilities that can support your LEA/school team in understanding changes in student learning over the course of the pandemic, as well as during your recovery efforts. This data dive will provide you with a view of your own local path to recovery in academic achievement and growth by grade, subject, as well as the range of student groups. You may see results and gain new insights that you have not seen in other data tools. Participants will leave with a tool to support efforts in engaging school teams in these conversations.

Keeping the End in Mind – Establishing Your Priorities and Goals to Focus Your Work (YouTube)
Audience: LEA/District Leaders, School Leaders, K-12 Content Leaders

Have you identified your growth trends – prior to the pandemic and now that recovery efforts are underway? Are your work and resources focused in the right place? Join this 30-minute discussion if you find yourself feeling like you are living the phrase "nothing is a priority if everything is a priority!" Bring a coffee or lunch and participate with others in considering ways of using your PVAAS growth and student projection reporting to establish realistic and meaningful goals and priorities that lead to evidence of growth for all students.

Do You Have the Evidence? Supporting Purposeful Implementation of Data into School Leaders' Work (YouTube)
Audience: LEA/District Leaders

LEA/District leaders provide leadership, supervision, direction, and support to school leaders as they set goals and priorities for and with their schools and staff – and as they work to enhance the professional growth of their teachers. As a district leader, what questions may you want to ask in working with your school leaders? What is the evidence of practice that you might be looking for in each school? This one-hour webinar provides the key questions, evidence of practice, and practical examples of implementation as you work with and support your school leaders to use data informed practices with an emphasis on PVAAS as one of several critical pieces of information. Several important and practical steps will be illustrated that will allow you to proactively support your school leaders while you have high expectations in effectively using data overall in each school with an emphasis on PVAAS reporting to ensure the academic growth of all students.