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​K-12 Content Leaders: Connect PVAAS Reports to Your Purpose(s)

PVAAS reports help you with the work you are already doing!

PurposePVAAS ReportQuestions
Inform District Continuous Improvement
  • Public Site Scatterplots
  • District Reports
    • Launchpad
    • Value-Added
    • Diagnostics
    • Custom Diagnostic
    • Teacher Summary
  • How does our district compare to other LEAs/districts in Pennsylvania? In our region? How do we compare to others with similar demographics?
  • What is the pattern of growth for cohorts of students as they move through our system?
  • Are there patterns in the data that inform district-wide/systemic growth goals?
  • Are there patterns in the data that inform district-wide improvements and enhancements?
  • Are specific programs working for students?
  • Are there patterns in teachers' groups of students exceeding, meeting, and falling short of the growth standard?
Plan Professional Learning
  • ​District Report: Value- Added Summary
  • Comparison Report: School Quintile Diagnostic Summary
  • District Projection Summary
  • School Report: Growth of Student Groups
  • District Teacher Summary



  • ​Based on growth patterns, is there evidence that past professional learning programs had an impact on student growth?
  • Based on growth and projection patterns, is there a pattern in [subject] in one or more grades that crosses all schools, indicating the need for a district-wide priority focus?
  • What are the patterns across individual schools? Do one or more schools show a different pattern than the district pattern, indicating a need for differentiated focus at the school level in [subject]?
  • Is the instructional program working for students at all achievement levels (quintiles)? Which types of students warrant targeted focus through the offering of increased professional learning opportunities for staff?
  • Is the instructional program working for all student groups? Where is more emphasis needed for delivery of professional learning opportunities (focused on which student groups)?
  • Are there grades levels across the district where, on average, teachers' groups of students did not meet the growth standard in [subject]? What professional learning might change this pattern?
​Provide Customized & Differentiated Subject-Specific Support to School Leaders
  • ​District Report: Value- Added Summary
  • Comparison Report: School Quintile Diagnostic Summary
  • District & School Projection Summary
  • School Report: Growth of Student Groups



  • ​Which schools show the greatest need for support in [subject] due to students "falling behind" (e.g., low growth regardless of achievement level)?
  • Which schools show students gaining in [subject], providing information to help in supporting other schools?
  • Which schools might benefit from customized support in [subject], specific to certain grade levels and/or types of students?
  • Which schools show the greatest need in terms of higher numbers of students at risk for reaching or maintaining proficiency in [subject]?
  • Which schools show the greatest need in terms of higher numbers of students at risk for reaching or maintaining an advanced level of performance in [subject]?
​Evaluate Programs & Allocate Resources
  • ​District Reports:
    • Value-Added Summary
    • Custom Diagnostic
    • School Diagnostic Summary
    • Projection Summary
  • School Reports:
    • Projection Summary
    • Growth of Student Groups



  • ​Are there patterns in the data that inform district-wide improvements and enhancements?
  • Do we have areas of strength or concern across the system or in specific schools?
  • Do we have adequate programs and structures in place to meet the needs of students with various achievement histories? And, with specific student groups?
  • Are specific programs working for students? Where are adjustments warranted?
  • What is the level of risk for groups of students relative to upcoming PSSA, Keystone, AP exams, PSAT, ACT, and SAT? How does that inform planning and decision-making at the district level?
  • Have the current resources been effective with the types of needs that are projected for our upcoming students?
  • How might resource allocation be modified to differentiate for the needs of schools, grade levels, or student groups?