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RESOURCES

To access EVAAS, please visit https://ncdpi.sas.com. On this page, you will also find links to a series of online professional development opportunities offered by the EVAAS team at the SAS Institute. For additional professional development opportunities offered by the Department of Public Instruction, please click here.

EVAAS HELP FILES

These Help Files provide information on how to use and interpret many of the reports currently found in EVAAS.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Web-Based Trainings from the SAS Institute
Access web-based trainings from the SAS Institute on various reports within EVAAS. No pre-registration is required. Visit the EVAAS website and click on 'Schedule of Virtual Professional Development.'

Face-to-Face Trainings from the Educator Effectiveness Team
Attend a face-to-face session on EVAAS led by one of the Department of Public Instruction's professional development leads. Visit the professional development calendar and search for EVAAS.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Spring 2013
(pdf, 121kb)

Summer 2013
(pdf, 42kb)


NOTIFICATIONS TO EDUCATORS

In October 2013, the Department of Public Instruction and the SAS Institute released teacher-, school-, and district-level value-added data for the 2012-13 school year. Principals and teachers received emails to alert them to the release of the data.

  • Notification Email to Principals
    Principals received this email on October 21.
    (pdf, 60kb)
  • Notification Email to Teachers
    Teachers received this email on October 28. Please note that only teachers with value-added data from the 2012-13 school year received this notification email.
    (pdf, 85kb)

From December 2013 - January 2014, the Department of Public Instruction and the SAS Institute released teacher and administrator evaluation dashboards for the 2012-13 school year. School administrators and teachers received emails to alert them to the release of the data.

  • Notification Email to School Administrators
    School administrators received this email on December 11, 2013.
    (pdf, 52kb)
  • Notification Email to Teachers
    Teachers received this email on January 6, 2013. Please note that all teachers should now have EVAAS accounts.
    (pdf, 63kb)


OTHER RESOURCES

New Reports in EVAAS
EVAAS reporting for the 2012-13 school year includes redesigned teacher reports, scatterplots, and the decision dashboard. This resource provides descriptions of each of the new reports.
(pdf, 68kb)

How Can We Measure Growth When We Change Content Standards?
In the 2012-13 school year, North Carolina implemented new, more rigorous content standards in all content areas. The assessments administered in the 2012-13 school year were aligned to these content standards. Many educators want to know more about growth can be measured from one year to the next when there is a shift in the content standards. This resource provides more information on how growth is measured.
(pdf, 273kb)

How Can We Measure Growth with New Tests?
This resource explains how value-added analysis is completed for assessments that have not been administered previously, including the NC Final Exams and many of the Career and Technical Education State Assessments.
(pdf, 3.8mb)

Information on Teacher Evaluation Dashboards
Teacher Evaluation Dashboards provide educators with access to their ratings on Standards 1 - 6 of the NC Teacher Evaluation System, as well as their progress toward staus.
(pdf, 518kb)

EVAAS Changes Overview
This document provides an overview of changes made in EVAAS reporting on the 2012-13 school year. Due to some policy changes, some features of the reports changed from the 2011-12 school year to the 2012-13 school year.
(pdf, 378kb)

Information on Teacher Value-Added Reports
This slide deck provides more information on how to interpret and use the teacher value-added reports.
(pdf, 5.1mb)

Information on Normal Curve Equivalents (NCEs) and Standard Errors (SEs)
This slide deck includes explanations of the two common statistical terms used in EVAAS reporting.
(pdf, 905kb)

Information on Administrator Evaluation Dashboards
Administrator Evaluation Dashboards provide principals and assistant principals with access to their ratings on Standards 1 - 8 of the NC Administrator Evaluation System, as well as their progress toward staus.
(pdf, 308kb)

Policy Brief on Mobile Student Populations
This policy brief describes how EVAAS handles highly mobile student populations when completing value-added modeling. The resource also describes the safeguards that are in place for teachers and schools.
(pdf, 222kb)

Value-Added Analysis on Assessments from 2012-13
The Department of Public Instruction is strongly committed to the release of value-added data only when the assessment itself is fair, valid, and reliable, as well as when the analysis is fair, valid, and reliable. This resource details what type(s) of reporting will be available for the End-of-Course assessments, End-of-Grade assessments, NC Final Exams (formerly known as the Common Exams), and Career and Technical Education Assessments that were administered last year. In some cases, value-added analysis was not possible at all. In other cases, reporting is only available at certain levels, for example, only at the district-level and not at the teacher- or school-levels. The resource includes explanations in cases when a type of value-added reporting is not available.
(pdf, 249kb)

Overview of EVAAS Reporting
Learn more about some of the most popular reports available in EVAAS: the value-added report, the diagnostic report, and the student projection report.
(pdf, 579kb)


ACCOUNT CREATION AND MAINTENANCE

General Information on EVAAS Accounts
This resource describes the different types of accounts in EVAAS, as well as how they are created and maintained.
(pdf, 286kb)

Account Creation and Maintenance for District EVAAS Administrators
This resource provides screen shots and instructions for steps that district EVAAS administrators must complete to perform common account creation and maintenance activities. The resource also includes screen shots and instructions for how to complete common tasks performed by school EVAAS administrators.
(pdf, 1.8mb) -   LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 15, 2014

Account Creation and Maintenance for School EVAAS Administrators
This resource provides screen shots and instructions for steps that school EVAAS administrators must complete to perform common account creation and maintenance activities.
(pdf, 651kb) -   LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 15, 2014

Guidance on Teacher-Level Access to Student Projections
This document provides information on how to add access to student-level projection information for teachers, as well as cautions around accessing the data.
(pdf, 266kb)