October Curriculum Council PowerPoint

Curriculum Council
October 29, 2014
Updates from
*Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U
*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
• 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
*Administration Manual:
Being updated again
*IU12 Educator Effectiveness Rating Guide
*Employees in Dual Roles (ex. teacher and
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
*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.
Classroom Teacher
*Updated FAQ
*Teacher Specific Decision Making Guide
IU27 EXAMPLE of Teacher Specific Decision Flowchart
*Elective Data
*82-1 Form Corrections
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.
*Framework for Leadership Copyright Info.
Principal Connectedness Chart Correction
*Educational Specialist Rubrics Copyright Info.
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
Effectiveness Rating
System (PEERS)
PEERS will be hosted within the existing PVAAS application. PEERS
will include evaluation metrics for:
•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/
PEERS Key Features
•Participation is free and voluntary for all LEAs.
•Access is available through current PVAAS accounts or accounts that will be created
•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
•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
•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/
*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
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 14th)
November 19, 2014 (available in PVAAS by November 27th)
December 17, 2014 (available in PVAAS in January – date TBD)
January 21, 2015 (available in PVAAS by January 30th)
February 18, 2014 (available in PVAAS by February 27th)
March 18, 2014 (available in PVAAS by March 31st)
Source: PVAAS Team
Grade 3 Roster
*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
Source: PVAAS Team
*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
10th, 11th, or 12th 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
• 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
• 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 11th and 12th grade students graduate this year and
next school year.
Source: PVAAS Team
9th 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
• 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,
Source: PVAAS Team
*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
*New Curriculum Audit Tool
*Introductory Session Planned for
SAS Institute
*Note: Tool is for local use. PDE will
NOT be doing curriculum audits
*Phase 3 Plans due November 30.
*Allow time for board presentation, 28
day public review, & board approval.
*New video: Check Plan for Issues
New CP Tip Jar Newsletter
PA Core
*PA Core PowerPoint Presentation with Embedded Resources
*Additional Resources
• Chapter 4 FAQ
• Standards for Mathematical Practice “Posters” – Jordan School District
SAS Portal
PA Core
Meeting Schedule
Dec. 3, 2014
Jan. 28, 2015
Feb. 25, 2015
Mar. 25, 2015
May 6, 2015
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