On this page you will find resources, training materials, and updates pertaining to EVAAS.

Link to the EVAAS training wiki - On this wiki you will find training resources that you can use in your district and/or school.

Presentation Describing NCEs and Standard Error

CTE Courses and the Teacher Effectiveness Measures used

EVAAS FAQ - Spring 2013

Presentations on EVAAS from Region 6



December 20, 2013

Blog Post - NC Data Resources for Teachers and Administrators - Craig Smith, assistant principal in Gaston County has created a page that lists many data resources for teachers and administrators in North Carolina. Check out his site here: http://blogofcraigsmith.blogspot.com/p/nc-school-data-resources.html.

December 16, 2013
Power Point from October Webinar - This presentation outlines how EVAAS works with new tests.
Click here to see the Power Point.

December 6, 2013
Updates on release of Educator Effectiveness dashboards on EVAAS
Information follows on the staggered release of Educator Effectiveness dashboards. Click the links below for additional information.

November 4, 2013

Changes to EVAAS - The attached document outlines the changes made to EVAAS screens and reports for data from 2012-2013.
Click here to access the document.

Information about NC Final Exams - Since the release of the value-added data, districts have been inquiring about how DPI will be moving forward with the assessments that could not be used for value-added modeling. This document sets out the next steps for each assessment for which we could not generate value-added scores. Click here to access the document.

October 8, 2013 - Memo to District EVAAS Administrators and Resources

Hello District EVAAS Administrators,

In the past few weeks, several of you have requested additional resources around the creation and maintenance of accounts in EVAAS. I'm writing tonight to share some newly-created tools. Attached to this email, you'll find:
  • EVAAS Account Types and Info: this resource defines the types of accounts in EVAAS, as well as how each account type is created and maintained. The resource also provides important reminders about the protection of confidential personnel data in EVAAS.
  • District and School Administrator Accounts: this resource provides screen shots and directions for the most common account-related tasks completed by district and school administrators, including creating new accounts and modifying permissions. For your reference, this resource also includes screen shots and directions for tasks completed by school administrators.
  • School Administrator Accounts: this resource only provides screen shots and directions for tasks completed by school administrators. Please share with your building-level leaders!
The SAS EVAAS team has added sessions focused on account maintenance to their schedule of Web-Ex trainings. You do not need to register for these sessions ahead of time – simply join one that works for your schedule. Your school administrators are also welcome to join these sessions. The schedule can be found at https://ncdpi.sas.com by clicking on "Schedule of Virtual Professional Development."
Resources mentioned:

June 13, 2013 - Resources from Pennsylvania

These resources may be helpful as you train folks in your LEA or charter on EVAAS. They are specific to Pennsylvania, but you might find something helpful.

April 29, 2013 - Roster Verification Resources

Click here to access roster verification resources found on the NC Public Schools website.

April 3, 2013 - The difference between projections and predictions


1) Student projections on the EVAAS website project a student’s likelihood (as a percent probability) of achieving a performance level on a test. Those projections are calculated basically by looking at the testing history of the most recent set of completers of a given test and comparing those histories to those of students who have not yet taken the test. Projections are made assuming the students who have not yet taken the test will receive the average schooling experience for the projected subject/year, and all of the students’ prior testing history is considered.

2) Student predictions on the EVAAS website, which are not available until a student has tested in a given subject/year, predict a scale score for a student which can then be compared to the student’s actual scale score. The predicted scores of a class of students are compared to their actual scores such that if the mean actual score is higher than the mean predicted score, the class of students will have shown a higher than average level of growth. Also, the scores are predicted assuming that your students receive the average schooling experience with the average teacher in NC.
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February 28, 2013 - Update

On February 1, teachers across North Carolina received access to a teacher evaluation dashboard housed in the EVAAS web platform. This report integrates a teacher's ratings on Standards 1 through 5 with the baseline data for Standard 6. Over time, the dashboard will hold the three years of data that will be used with data from Standards 1 through 5 to determine a teacher's overall effectiveness status of in need of improvement, effective, or highly effective.

As a reminder, the sixth standard rating for the 2011-12 school year will NOT be counted toward the overall status. For more information on how to access and interpret the report, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/educatoreffect/resources/2013/01-teacher-evaluation.pdf.

The NC Department of Public Instruction and SAS Institute are also pleased to announce the launch of new learning modules on EVAAS. These eight-to-10 minute videos are available 24/7, and provide a narrated explanation of how to access and interpret different reports. The modules currently available are:

- Teacher Value-Added and Diagnostic Reports for Grades 4 – 8 ELA and Math Teachers
- Teacher Value-Added and Diagnostic Reports for Grades 4 and 8 Science, High School, and Career and Technical Education Teachers
- Teacher Evaluation Dashboard

The modules can be accessed through the Help menu when logged into EVAAS.


February 11, 2013 - EVAAS Updates

Launch of Teacher Evaluation Dashboards:

On February 1, all teachers in North Carolina received access to a teacher evaluation dashboard in EVAAS. For teachers who already had EVAAS accounts, the report appeared as a new option under the "reports" tab. For teachers who did not have access before, the SAS Institute sent emails with directions on how to log-in and find the report. The teacher evaluation dashboard integrates a teacher's ratings on Standards 1 – 5 and Standard 6 of the NC Educator Evaluation System, and will show a teacher his or her progress toward an overall educator status.

Maintaining Security in EVAAS:

Each school in North Carolina has an EVAAS administrator (usually the principal) who can create and delete accounts for teachers, as well as modify access. Please remember that access to the teacher evaluation dashboards should ONLY be shared with school personnel who serve in a "supervisory" responsibility for teachers. As an example, most principals granted access to the teacher evaluation dashboards to their assistant principals. There is a difference between when principals provide access to school-wide data (which might be very reasonable for members of a School Improvement Team, as an example) and when they grant access to see all the teacher evaluation dashboards.

New Resources:

Below please find a timeline that outlines when teachers "enter" the three year cycle needed for them to have an overall effectiveness status of in need of improvement, effective, or highly effective. Also, on 2/11/13, all EVAAS users will have access to a new learning module on the teacher evaluation dashboard. This eight-minute video walks through how to access and interpret the report. All school and district users can find the modules by clicking on the Help button, and state-level users can do so by clicking on e-Learning.
Timeline

Access EVAAS Help Files for Reports


The following links will take you directly to the Help Files associated with various reports in EVAAS. They are the same files that are accessible within the EVAAS web system.

Teacher Value-Added MRM (Reports for Grades 3 -8 ELA and Math Teachers): TeacherVA - MRM
Teacher Value-Added URM (Reports for Science, EOC, and CTE Teachers): TeacherVA - URM
Teacher Diagnostic MRM (Report for Grades 3 – 8 ELA and Math Teachers): TeacherDiag - MRM
Teacher Diagnostic URM (Report for Science, EOC, and CTE Teachers): TeacherDiag - URM
Teacher Student Patterns MRM (Report for Grades 3 – 8 ELA and Math Teachers): TeacherStuPattern - MRM
Teacher Student Patterns URM (Reports for Science, EOC, and CTE Teachers): TeacherStuPattern - URM
Teacher Evaluation Composite: TeacherEvalComposite
School Evaluation Composite: SchoolEvalComposite
Summary of Teacher Reports for a District: DistrictTeacherSummary
Summary of Teacher Reports for a School: SchoolTeacherSummary