Expand AllClick here for a more accessible version Audience: District Leaders, School Leaders, K-12 Content Leaders, Teacher Leaders, Teachers, School Counselors
Join us and explore the newly designed PVAAS Student Reports! You can access a range of student level information one tile at a time. PVAAS has a "digital backpack" of longitudinal data for your individual students to use for a range of purposes! Maybe you want to know: How has my student performed over school years and/or across subjects? How is my student likely to perform on upcoming assessments? How can the value-added experience of my student help with next year's planning? This newly designed student reporting can support your work with PA's Graduation Pathways, course selection/placement for students, and student support needs. Interact with the new student tiles to support students' individual needs!
- Wed, Jan 10, 2024 @ 9:00-10:00am
- Thurs, Jan 11, 2024 @ 3:00-4:00pm
- Thurs, Feb 1, 2024 @ 12:00-1:00pm
- Fri, Feb 2, 2024 @ 10:00-11:00am
Register for A Digital Backpack About Your Students! PVAAS NEW Student Reporting for Course Placement and Student Planning
Audience: School Leaders, K-12 Content Leaders, K-12 Content Leaders, School Counselors
Do you want to make timely changes to your school schedule that accommodate the strengths and needs of your current and incoming student population? Do you want to know more about the need for instructional supports? PVAAS student-level projections can help you with these tasks and decisions well in advance for thoughtful planning and informed decision-making! This session will illustrate how to utilize PVAAS student projection data to (1) proactively inform the creation of school schedules that meet incoming students' needs, and (2) plan for appropriate course offerings, including intervention and remediation supports, as well as rigorous Honors and AP courses. Many of these projections are available several years in advance for students, allowing you to make informed local decisions about course offerings, interventions, and resource allocation for upcoming school years. Join this session to gain a better understanding as we work through sample reports to illustrate how PVAAS data can support that work.
- Thurs, Jan 25, 2024 @ 1:00-2:00pm
- Tues, Feb 13, 2024 @ 9:00-10:00am
Register here for the Jan 25 session of School Schedules & Course Offerings
Register here for the Feb 13 session of School Schedules & Course Offerings
Audience: District Leaders, School Leaders, K12 Content Leaders, Teacher Leaders
Are you thinking ahead to your summer curriculum projects or in the next year? Is there a revision to instructional programming on the horizon? Do you want ideas for teams of teachers to strategically dialogue about curriculum, assessment, and instruction? Before you jump into planning for these improvement efforts, join us for a look at the new Digging Deeper Companion Guide which can help provide focus to your team's discussions in determining the "why" behind your student performance results at the school, grade/subject, and classroom levels. Join this session to walk away with ideas for how to have your district/school teams dig deeper into these discussions about CIAO practices. Participants will leave with a range of techniques to engage educators in self-reflection, collaborative discussions in PLCs and data team meetings, including root cause identification. Opportunities for questions and discussion will occur throughout the session.
- Wed, Feb 21, 2024 @ 1:00-2:00pm
- Tues, March 19, 2024 @ 9:00-10:00am
Register here for the Feb 21 session of Planning for Improved Practices: Let's Dig into CIAO
Register here for the March 19 session of Planning for Improved Practices: Let's Dig into CIAO
Audience: District Leaders, School Leaders (gr 6-12), K-12 Content Leaders, School Counselors (gr 6-12)
Ensuring all students have access to all five graduation pathways as they enter and continue through their middle and high school years is important to your work as an educator. These individual student decisions about course sequences and selections, supports, and resources are best made when informed by multiple sources of information. PVAAS student level projection data can serve as one of those key sources. In this session, participants will explore ways of using the PVAAS data to proactively plan for appropriate pathways for students. Discussions will include ways data can be used to best identify students in grades 6 and higher who would benefit from potential courses and supports to ensure access to all pathways for all students. Opportunities for questions and discussion will occur throughout the session.
- Wed, March 6, 2024 @ 1:00-2:00pm
- Tues, March 26, 2024 @ 9:00-10:00am
Register here for the March 6 session of Clearing the Path: Using PVAAS to Proactively Inform PA's Graduation Pathways
Register here for the March 26 session of Clearing the Path: Using PVAAS to Proactively Inform PA's Graduation Pathways
Audience: District Leaders, School Leaders
Data meetings require more than will and skill. First and foremost, they require quality TIME! Ask teachers and administrators what challenges they face when implementing data meetings, most will respond with "where and how do we find the time?" This session will provide participants the opportunity to share common ideas and practices about how to find time for data meetings at three levels – school, grade/content, and classroom/student. Join this session to hear about how several PA educators have "found the time" for data meetings. Participants will walk away with ideas on how to think "outside the box" and plan time for this critical work of LEAs/districts, and schools! Opportunities for questions and discussion will occur throughout the session.
- Wed, March 20, 2024 @ 1:00-2:00pm
- Thurs, April 11, 2024 @ 9:00-10:00am
Register here for the March 20 session of It's About Time! Finding Quality Time for School, Grade/Content, and Teacher Level Data Meetings
Register here for the April 11 session of It's About Time! Finding Quality Time for School, Grade/Content, and Teacher Level Data Meetings
Audience: District Leaders, Human Resource Directors
Just as teachers and school leaders use student data to evaluate and improve academic programming, LEA/district administrators use data to evaluate staff retention patterns and improve staff development. The Human Capital Retention Dashboard in PVAAS provides educators with a new perspective on staff data. Through multiple views of PVAAS teacher-specific data, an administrator can look for trends in staff data, based on student growth. This data, along with other sources, can help answer such questions as: "Are we retaining our teachers showing high growth with students? Who should mentor our newest hires? Which programs show stable staffing trends? And how can we leverage our strengths to support educators?" Join us to learn how this reporting can support your plan for the development of a school's greatest resource – its educators!
Register for Using Data to Support Teacher Growth & Staff Retention: PVAAS Human Capital Retention Dashboard
- Wed, March 27, 2024 @ 2:00-3:00pm
- Tues, April 2, 2024 @ 10:00-11:00am