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Key PVAAS Reports for District Leaders

Which are the key reports? What questions can they help you investigate?

​Report Name
​Defining the Report
​Questions
​District Report: Launchpad
​District Report: Launchpad
  • Provides an overview of two reports (Value-Added and Quintile Diagnostic)
  • Provides single year and 3-year average of growth measures for a group of students (value-added)
  • Provides single year measures of growth for groups of students by achievement level (diagnostic)
  • Provides a district level view of growth by subject/grade and across subjects/grades
  • ​Is our instructional program working for all students in all subjects/grades? In all student groups?
  • What patterns are evident within and across subjects and grades, and by student groups?

​District Report: Value-Added
District Report: Value-Added
  • Provides growth and achievement information across all grades/subjects
  • Provides 2-year or 3-year averages
  • By selecting various filters, one can easily see patterns over time, by cohort, or for individual or multiple grades and subjects as needed
  • ​Is our instructional program working for each subject/grade?
  • What patterns/trends are evident within and across grades/subjects?

​District Report: Value-Added Summary
District Report: Value-Added Summary
  • Provides in-depth look at growth data for the most recent year and as a 3-year average
  • Provides view by schools, across the district
  • ​Is our instructional program working for each subject/grade by school? Across schools?
  • What patterns are evident across schools?
  • Which schools are meeting, exceeding, and falling short of the growth standard in the most recent year? As a 3-year average?
Scatterplots
​Scatterplots
  • Provides information at the district and school levels on achievement and growth compared to all schools in Pennsylvania
  • ​How does our district compare to other districts in Pennsylvania? In our region? To other districts with similar characteristics?
  • How do our schools compare to other schools in Pennsylvania? In our region? To other schools with similar characteristics?
School Quintile Diagnostic Summary, including Student Groups
​School Quintile Diagnostic Summary, including Student Groups
  • ​Provides growth information on groups of students at different achievement levels
  • Provides option to view by student group

  • ​Is the instructional program working for students at different achievement levels, across schools and within each school?
  • What patterns are evident over time?
  • What patterns of growth are evident with specific student groups?
​District Report: Custom Diagnostic
​District Report: Custom Diagnostic
  • ​Provides growth information for a user-defined group of students
  • Provides information on the growth of the groups of students at different achievement levels within the user-defined group
  • For the user-defined group of students, is the instructional program working for students at different achievement levels?
​District Report: Projection Summary
​District Report: Projection Summary
  • ​Provides district level information on levels of risk for students in achieving at least proficiency on upcoming PSSA and Keystone exams
  • Provides district level information on levels of risk for current students at least reaching benchmarks on future AP, PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams

  • ​What proportion of students are on trajectory for success on upcoming PSSA and Keystone exams?
  • What proportion of students are at risk for reaching proficiency on upcoming PSSA and Keystone exams?
  • How many students (and who) may need intervention or enrichment?
  • What proportion of students are on the trajectory for reaching benchmarks on future PSAT, ACT, SAT, and AP exams?
  • What proportion of students are at risk for not reaching benchmarks on future PSAT, ACT, SAT and AP exams?
Child Success Summary
​Child Success Summary
  • Provides parents/guardians with information about a child’s state assessment history (PSSA and Keystones), as well as projections to future PSSA, Keystone, Advanced Placement (AP), and college readiness (PSAT, SAT, and ACT) exams
  • ​What is the child’s history of performance on state assessments?
  • How likely is the child to at least score proficient on a PSSA and/or Keystone exam?
  • How likely is this child to score a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam?
  • How likely is this student to reach college benchmarks on a future PSAT, SAT, or ACT?
District Teacher Summary
​District Teacher Summary
  • Provides insight into needed system level and teacher level supports
  • ​Do patterns exist in growth for teachers’ groups of students - across grades, across subjects, within schools, across the district?
  • Where is supervision and support needed?
​Teacher List (by school)
Teacher List By School
  • ​Provides information at the school level on individual teacher value-added measures
  • Provides function to drill into each teacher’s history of value-added reporting
  • Provides annual growth score on 0-3 scale for each individual teacher within a school
  • ​Which teachers (by school) have PVAAS Value-Added reports, in which grades and subjects?
  • Which teachers (by school) have value-added growth scores and composite scores that meet, exceed, or fall short of the growth standard?
  • What patterns exist in growth – by grade, subject, school, and/or across the district?