Begin Main Content Area

Key PVAAS Reports for School Leaders

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

​Report Name
​Defining the Report
​Questions
​School 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?
​School Launchpad

  • Provides an overview of two reports (value-added and diagnostic)
  • Provides single year and 3-year average growth measures (value-added)
  • Provides single year growth measures for various achievement groups of students (diagnostic)
  • Is our instructional program working for all students in all grades and all tested subjects?
  • Is our instructional program working for students of all achievement levels?
​Growth of Student Groups

  • Provides value-added growth information on demographic student groups
  • Can be viewed and sorted by student group or by subject area
  • Is our instructional program working for all student groups?
  • Which student groups would benefit from increased growth, and in which subject areas?
​School Diagnostic (Quintile)

  • Provides growth information on groups of students in various achievement groups
  • Provides students’ names and achievement history within each achievement group
  • ​Is our instructional program working for students of all achievement levels?
  • What patterns are evident over time?
​School Projection Summary

  • Provides school level information on levels of risk for students in achieving at least proficiency on upcoming PSSA and Keystone exams
  • Provides school 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 state assessments?
  • 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?
​School 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, across the school, across the district?
  • Where is supervision and support needed?
​Teacher Value-Added

  • ​Provides information on growth of teachers’ groups of students in tested subjects/grades for which the teacher was responsible
  • Provides 3-year rolling average used in educator evaluation (roster verification data used)

  • ​On average, did the teacher’s group of students meet, exceed, or fall short of the growth standard?
  • How can I use this information for planning and reflection with teachers?
​Teacher Diagnostic

  • ​Allows teachers to reflect on the impact of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and organizational variables relative to different achievement levels of students
  • Not used in educator evaluation
  • Did high, middle, and low achieving students meet, exceed, or fall short of the growth standard?
​Custom Student Report

  • ​Provides projected percentiles and achievement probabilities for students selected by the user (e.g., students currently enrolled in teacher’s classroom/course)
  • Combined with Teacher Diagnostic report, can bridge growth information with risk levels of current students
  • How can I reflect on growth reports of previous years’ students and apply it to current students with similar achievement histories?
​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?