Updates from Kristen Baughman-Gray *Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes UPennsylvania Learns on iTunes U *GalaxyGalaxy *NearpodNearpod *Stem Consortium
Updates from Betsy Baker *Last Day = November 21 *Transitional Support Principal Effectiveness – Jen Starner SLO – Amy Garvey Keystones/PBA – Kristen Baughman-Gray PA Core – Bethann McCain Comprehensive Planning – Jen Starner PVAAS, SAS, CDT, SPP – Bethann McCain AP – Jamie Russler & Dr. Dwyer *No Vendors Requested
Professional Development CIU Professional Development Offerings Continuing Professional Education Courses Data Breach Simulation Announcement SAS Institute – Dec. 7-9 Leadership Institute at Toftrees – July 8-10 AP Summer Institute – August 3-6 Spanish Language & Culture Statistics Physics 1: Algebra-Based US History TBD
Educator Effectiveness *Administration Manual: Being updated again *IU12 Educator Effectiveness Rating Guide *Employees in Dual Roles (ex. teacher and supervisor)
Educator Effectiveness Local Decisions LEA decisions in regard to Educator Effectiveness should be made in collaboration with the employee and the district solicitor. Whatever the LEA chooses to do, it should do consistently across all staff.
*Graph Icon *Science Closing the Gap *Extra Credit for IB (4 or higher) *Writing ELA doubled *Banking best score for Grade 11 *Public Release = TBD *Media Kit being updated SPPs
*Historically underperforming (HUP) baseline data was not available to districts until this year for science. However, moving forward, districts will receive this data. *If districts want to see the information they can locate it in the DRC file: HUP data is column AS of the PSSA DRC file and column CY of the 14 Spring Keystone data file. Historically Underperforming (HUP)
Classroom Teacher Effectiveness *Updated FAQ *Teacher Specific Decision Making Guide IU27 EXAMPLE of Teacher Specific Decision Flowchart IU27 EXAMPLE of Teacher Specific Decision Flowchart *Elective Data *82-1 Form Corrections *Other?
N-Count LEAs are encouraged to utilize a “n” count of 11 across teacher specific and elective data. This is consistent with the “n” count PDE utilizes for other data sources such as the SPP and PVAAS. In absence of teacher specific and elective data the observation and practice components of the evaluation system could be substituted. It is a local decision whether an LEA chooses to utilize a lower “n” count for teacher specific and elective data. Hence, an LEA could chose to develop a SLO for less than eleven students, if they believe that they can attribute student achievement to the teacher. An LEA should discuss any decision to use the “n” count of 11 or a lower “n” count with its solicitor.
Principal Effectiveness *Framework for Leadership Copyright Info. *Correlation: Principal Connectedness ChartPrincipal Connectedness Chart Correction *Other?
Pennsylvania Educator Effectiveness Rating System (PEERS) *SAS Institute Introductory Session *Release Date = March 1 *Supplemental Document on PVAAS Site *Assists with Principals’15% Correlation Summary Report Conversions
Pennsylvania Educator Effectiveness Rating System (PEERS) PEERS will be hosted within the existing PVAAS application. PEERS will include evaluation metrics for: Observation/Practice Building-level data or the School Performance Profile (SPP) Elective Data or Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Teacher-level PVAAS data Teacher Correlation data Source: NEW: Pennsylvania Educator Effectiveness Rating System (PEERS) at https://pvaas.sas.com/https://pvaas.sas.com/
PEERS Key Features Participation is free and voluntary for all LEAs. Access is available through current PVAAS accounts or accounts that will be created locally. Secure access is available to final summary rating reports (82-1, 82-2, 82-3). More than one evaluator may have access to an individual’s rating form during the input phase in developing the summative report. PEERS pre-populates the SPP. PEERS pre-populates the teacher-specific component for the PVAAS 3-year rolling average. Data entry flags and cues to check for data entry errors. LEAs/Districts may determine and choose year of available data (year prior or current year). LEAs/Districts determine the weighting/% for each type of teacher specific data based on the percentages indicated in Act 82. PEERS can be used alone, in lieu of PDE Excel documents posted, or in combination with other supervision systems. Source: NEW: Pennsylvania Educator Effectiveness Rating System (PEERS) at https://pvaas.sas.com/https://pvaas.sas.com/
PVAAS *Teacher Specific Reporting VLM *NEW PVAAS Help Menu System *Roster Verification “Windows” will now be call “Phases” *Release date for PVAAS Keystone Reporting on PVAAS site = TBD
PVAAS Currently Enrolled/ GIEP/504 Updates Timing of File Transfers from PIMS to SAS (Date Projections will be available to LEAs) October 15, 2014 (available in PVAAS by October 31st) November 5, 2014 (available in PVAAS by November 14 th ) November 19, 2014 (available in PVAAS by November 27 th ) December 17, 2014 (available in PVAAS in January – date TBD) January 21, 2015 (available in PVAAS by January 30 th ) February 18, 2014 (available in PVAAS by February 27 th ) March 18, 2014 (available in PVAAS by March 31 st ) Source: PVAAS Team
Grade 3 Roster Verification *Required: Grade 3 Data into PIMS for PVAAS Roster Verification Data Collection (PIMS Collection: Staff-Student-Subtest) *Optional: Grade 3 Roster Verification in terms of actually verifying rosters *Benefit to LEAs to have teachers and admins verify teachers + student+ state assessment Exporting Roster Data from PVAAS System Use to determine % P/A for Teacher Specific Data LEAs can merge with file of PSSA Student Performance Levels Source: PVAAS Team
PVAAS/Keystones/SPP *New Protocol for use of Keystone Exams in PVAAS growth measure for district/school reporting *Note: This does not have any impact on PVAAS teacher specific reporting. Source: PVAAS Team
PVAAS/Keystones/SPP 10 th, 11 th, or 12 th Grade Students in SY2013-14: To ensure Keystone exam results do not unfairly penalize a school in cases where a student is taking the Keystone exam for accountability without the benefit of currency in a Keystone related course, the following rules will be operationalized for SY13-14 PVAAS reporting and SPP PVAAS performance measures. Only Keystone scores for students enrolled in a course will be used for PVAAS growth measures. Specifically, PVAAS used the semester based enrollment flags on both the Winter/Spring assessment files and the PIMS file. If either file indicated student as enrolled in a Keystone course, then PVAAS used that specific score in the PVAAS model for the specific semester enrolled. One exception - if a student was enrolled only in the fall semester, not enrolled in the spring semester, and only has a spring test score, the spring test score will be included in the PVAAS district/school growth measure. This approach to only using the score from a student enrolled in a Keystone course will be phased out over time as the SY14-15 11 th and 12 th grade students graduate this year and next school year. Source: PVAAS Team
PVAAS/Keystones/SPP 9 th Grade Students (Class of 2017) or Lower in SY2013-14: PDE has received ongoing feedback from LEAs about the inclusion of all Keystones scores to reflect the efforts of LEAs to provide supports to students not yet proficient on Keystones. As such: The enrollment flag will NOT be used to determine Keystone exam inclusion in PVAAS District/School Level Reporting. All Keystone exam results will be included in the PVAAS growth measure to reflect the LEA/school’s effort in moving students to proficiency. This approach begins with the class of 2017 as students must reach proficiency on each of the three Keystone exams (Algebra I, Literature, Biology) to meet required graduation standards. This approach will be phased in and apply to all future graduating classes after the class of 2017 (graduating classes of 2018, 2019, etc.).Source: PVAAS Team
Assessment *DRC’s PSSA Contract extended to June 30, 2015 (from December 2014) *DRC’s Keystone Exam & CDT contract expires June 30, 2015 *New RFP will be sent out in January *No decisions have been made
FIRST *New Curriculum Audit Tool *Introductory Session Planned for SAS Institute *Note: Tool is for local use. PDE will NOT be doing curriculum audits
Comprehensive Planning New CP Tip Jar Newsletter *Phase 3 Plans due November 30. *Allow time for board presentation, 28 day public review, & board approval. *New video: Check Plan for Issues
PA Core *PA Core PowerPoint Presentation with Embedded Resources *Additional Resources Chapter 4 FAQ Standards for Mathematical Practice “Posters” – Jordan School District http://elemmath.jordandistrict.org/mathematical-practices-by-standard/
Needs Assessment eMetric PVAAS SPP SAS Portal CDTs PA Core