PVAAS Overview: Evaluating Growth, Projecting

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Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System (PVAAS):

Effectively Communicate PVAAS with your Board and Community PVAAS Statewide Core Team Fall, 2011

Session Description 



This 60 minute session will provide strategies and approaches for discussing PVAAS with your local school board and community, as well as communicating PVAAS results. Approaches that have been used by actual districts in Pennsylvania will be discussed. Materials and resources to use as tools for communication about PVAAS to your local school board and community will be reviewed. Opportunities for questions and discussion will be provided.

There are trainer notes included for this presentation.

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Documents & Suggested Handouts to use with School Board Members Considerations for Communicating PVAAS to School Boards and Your Community PVAAS Public Reporting Site Examining the School Board PowerPoint template Questions

Suggested Approach for Initial Session with School Board  

Keep it simple…keep it conceptual Discuss what PVAAS is and is not • Start with a focus on Scatter Plots: Achievement vs. Growth



Summarize important reports! • Suggest starting with Reading and Math only • District Value-Added Report • Value-Added Summary Report (building level results) • District (Single Grade) Projection Summary Report • Performance Diagnostic Summary Report (if needed)

Go For The BIG IDEAS!

Suggested Approach for Discussion with Community Members   



Keep it simple…keep it conceptual Discuss what PVAAS is and is not Start with a focus on Scatter Plots: Achievement vs. Growth (Across Grades Only!) Summarize important information! • District & School Value-Added 

Across Grades Only

• School Search  

Average Growth Index Across Grades Only

Go For The BIG IDEAS!

Supports and Resources to Prepare & Present at PVAAS to School Board Members and/or Community

Show: DVD for School Boards PVAAS for School Board Members by School Board Members Tom Gentzel, PSBA  2 Superintendents School Board Members  12 minutes 





Email [email protected] for a copy of the DVD

Suggested Resources & Documents for Board Members 

Copy of PPT Presentation



Guides to PVAAS Reporting 2011 • Guide to PVAAS Reporting for LEAS 2011 • Guide to PVAAS Public Reporting 2011

Suggested Resources & Documents for Board Members 

Copies of Key District Reports • District Value-Added Summary Reports • District Value-Added Reports • District Projection Summary Reports



District Scatter Plots • Web-based Scatter Plots (demonstrate on public reporting site)  Grade level or Across Grades

Example

PDE PVAAS Webpage Help Menus, PPT Presentations with Trainer Notes, Resource Materials, Video Clips, & District Case Studies

SAS PVAAS Website New & Archived Webinars, Podcasts, Guide to PVAAS Reporting for LEAs, Guide to PVAAS Public Reporting, & Intermediate Unit Supports

https://pvaas.sas.com

Key Concepts for EVERY PVAAS Session

Key Concepts: ANY PVAAS Session Achievement 

Measures students’ performance at a single point in time

Progress 

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Compares student performance to a standard Critical to students’ postsecondary opportunities Highly correlated with demographic factors, such as socioeconomic status





Measures students’ progress across time/years Compares student performance to his/her own prior performance Critical to ensuring students’ future academic success Not correlated with demographic factors

Key Concept: ANY PVAAS Session  PVAAS reporting reflects the

effectiveness of your district’s or school’s Standards-Aligned System  PVAAS reporting reflects the district’s or school’s system regarding curriculum, assessment, and instruction

Key Concepts: ANY PVAAS Session There is NO relationship between demographic variables such as socioeconomic status and growth. • There are high achieving schools making high growth; • There are high achieving schools making low growth; • There are low achieving schools making high growth; • There are low achieving schools making low growth. Growth reporting reflects what WE do with students in terms of academic growth in schools/districts. -- VAAS can remove the effects of factors not under the control of the school. (McCaffrey, Lockwood, Koretz & Hamilton, 2003; Ross, Wang, Sanders, Wright & Stringfield, 1999a; Wright, Horn & Sanders, 1997).

Key Concept: ANY PVAAS Session  PVAAS District and School Value-Added Reports do NOT provide a measure of teacher effectiveness!  Often

people ask about the meaning of these reports, especially in situations where there is only one classroom teacher in a grade level. This is NOT a report on the effectiveness of the classroom teacher, even in that situation!

Teacher effectiveness reporting would be done using a different statistical analyses than the one used for reporting on district or school effectiveness. Additional data would be collected as well.

DECISION POINTS Who? - What? -When? - How?

Decision Point: Audience • What are the backgrounds of school board members? • Do the board members have experience with growth data/PVAAS? • Do the board members have any background knowledge/foundation in Statistics?

Decision Point: Intended Goal for Session (s) 

PVAAS Overview?



Review of Actual District/School Data?



Part of Planning Process? • Comprehensive Planning • School Improvement Planning

Decision Point: Focus of Data   

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District? School? Grade? Subgroups? Which subjects? • Math, Reading, Science, Writing



Remember, less is more!

Decision Point: Reports Needed District-wide Focus • Scatter Plots • District Value-Added  Think ahead if there is only one building per grade • Value-Added Summary/Individual schools • District (Single Grade) Projection Summary Reports • (Optional) Performance Diagnostic Summary 

If your audience is interested in growth of students at different achievement levels

Examples of Reports

Talking About Your Results Think about your message before sharing your results! 





What do the results mean? Do you have a plan of action regarding the areas needing improvement (Yellow and Red)? What is your plan of action for attending to the Green, Light Blue, and Dark Blue areas?

Talking About Your Results Think about your message before sharing your results! 





What do the results mean? Do you have a plan of action regarding the areas needing improvement (Yellow and Red)? What is your plan of action for attending to the Green, Light Blue, and Dark Blue areas?

Decision Point: Session Facilitators(s)     



Principal Team of Principals District Administrator(s) District Administrator(s) + Principal(s) Support from Intermediate Unit PVAAS Contacts PVAAS Statewide Team for PDE • Regional sessions for district administrators and School Board members

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

PVAAS Projections are an Approved Way for Schools to Make AYP (Growth Model)

PVAAS Public Reporting Site 





Value-Added (Growth) Reports at District and School Levels • Math, Reading, Science, and Writing • Grades 4 through 8, and 9-11 School Search Capability • Allows users to find and view the achievement and progress of groups of students in public schools across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. • Can search for similar schools based on grade levels tested and various demographics. Web-based scatter plots

Preparing for Parent Requests 







Parents may ask about data or students. What is available at the student level? Projections! • Percent likelihood of a student reaching Basic, Proficient and/or Advanced levels on future PSSA Some PA districts have shared PVAAS student projections with parents. Plan in advance for how to respond such requests

Questions? Comments? Email [email protected] for a PowerPoint version of this session.

Presenting PVAAS to an Individual School Board Power Point Template with Trainer Notes

Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System (PVAAS): A Compass for Improvement Presented at [District] School Board Meeting [Date]

DVD for School Boards PVAAS for School Board Members by School Board Members Tom Gentzel, PSBA  2 Superintendents School Board Members  12 minutes 



TWO Types of PVAAS Information Looking Forward/Planning… PVAAS Projection Reports For Individual Students and Groups of Students

Looking Back/Evaluation… Value-added Growth Reports For Groups of Students

Today

PVAAS IS: 

Analysis of existing assessment data • Longitudinal PSSA scores in available content areas 

Math, Reading, Science, Writing

• Provides reliable estimates 



A measure of a school’s effectiveness Critical Relationship: Growth Data vs. Achievement Data

PVAAS: 

Is not another test

Critical concept •

Is not a comparison of single test scores

Review of Literature Is there a relationship between…  Demographics vs. Achievement? YES 

Demographics vs. Growth? NO

Demographics are inherently controlled for in PVAAS due to the use of all longitudinal data on students!

Current Data Collection Approaches High Achievement

Average Achievement Low Achievement Achievement is based on each student’s ending point.

PVAAS Adds Another Variable To Achievement…GROWTH! Below Growth Standard

At or Above Growth Standard

Growth is based on each student’s starting point!!

Viewing Achievement and Progress Together PVAAS Web-based Scatter Plots

Scatter Plot Quadrants and Their Meanings Quad 2 - Slipping Higher Achievement Lower Growth

Quad 3 Underperforming Lower Achievement Lower Growth

Quad 1 Excelling Higher Achievement Higher Growth

Quad 4 Improving Lower Achievement Higher Growth

Example: Regional Scatter Plot

Example: Regional Scatter Plot: Same Schools, Different Subject

Web-based Scatter Plots on PVAAS Public Site

Example

District Scatter Plots Math and Reading

District Scatter Plot – Grade 4 Math and Reading

District Scatter Plot – Grade 5 Math and Reading

District Scatter Plot – Grade 6 Math and Reading

District Scatter Plot – Grade 7 Math and Reading

District Scatter Plot – Grade 8 Math and Reading

District Scatter Plot – Grade 11 Math and Reading

Overview of PVAAS Reporting

PVAAS Reporting   

District Level Reporting School Level Reporting Grade Level Reporting • • • •

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Reading (Grades 4-8, 11) Math (Grades 4-8, 11) Science (Grades 4, 8, & 11) Writing (Grades 5, 8, & 11)

Subgroup Reporting (ex. IEP, ED, ELL) Student Level Reporting • Projections to Future PSSA Performance • Reading, Math, Science, Writing • Grades vary based on subject area

Have all of our groups of students met the standard for PA Academic Growth? Grades 4-8? Grades 9-11? Value-Added Growth Reports

PVAAS Value-Added Growth Descriptors DB

Significant evidence that the district/school exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth

LB

Moderate evidence that the district/school exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth

G

Evidence that the district/school met the standard for PA Academic Growth

Y

Moderate evidence that the district/school did not meet the standard for PA Academic Growth

R

Significant evidence that the district/school did not meet the standard for PA Academic Growth

District/School Value-added Report Grades 4 through 8: Math & Reading NOT on Public Site

Question for Educators: Are all grade levels meeting the standard for PA Academic Growth?

District/School Value-added Report Grades 9-11 Math & Reading; Science; & Writing NOT on Public Site

Question for Educators: Are all grade levels meeting the standard for PA Academic Growth?

District Value-added Summary Report NOT on Public Site

Question for Educators: Which schools at which grade levels are exceeding the standard for PA Academic Growth?

How well are we supporting our high achieving students or low achieving students?

Performance Diagnostic Summary Reports

Performance Diagnostic Growth Descriptors, Grade 4-8, Math/Reading Exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth

Met the standard for PA Academic Growth Did not meet the standard for PA Academic Growth

Performance Diagnostic Summary Report NOT on Public Site

Questions for Educators: How effective are schools across the district in making academic progress with groups of students at different predicted performance levels? Are there difference in growth patterns across schools?

What is the likelihood that students will be reach a Proficient level or higher on a future PSSA? What is their likelihood of reaching an Advanced level? PVAAS Projection Summary Reports PVAAS Student Projection Reports

Student Projection Methodology 

Is this the same methodology as the one used to estimate growth? • No, the projection methodology is a separate modeling process that focuses on individual students.



What data are used in this methodology? • ALL available longitudinal data in both Reading and Math are used in projection calculations for all four subjects.



What students have projections? In what subjects? • Projections are available for all students who have a minimum of 2 years of historical data. The next slide details the grade levels and subjects in which projections are reported.

PVAAS Fall 2011 Reporting: Projections to Basic, Proficient, Advanced Math and Reading:  3  4 or 5  4  5 or 6  5  6 or 7  6  7 or 8  7  8  8  11

Writing:  3  5  4  5  5  8  6  8  7  8  8  11

Science:  3  4  4  NA  5  8  6  8  7  8  8  11

Grade PSSA

Grade PSSA

Grade PSSA

Last Taken

Last Taken

Last Taken

District (Single Grade) Projection Summary Report NOT on Public Site

PVAAS Student Projection Report NOT on Public Site

PVAAS Help Menus

Questions:

PVAAS Materials or Statewide Implementation [email protected] 717-606-1911

PVAAS Report Web Site https://pvaas.sas.com

www.pde.state.pa.us

333 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17126

Questions from this webinar session?

[email protected]

717-606-1911

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