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PVAAS Post-Training Resources

PVAAS Post-Training Resources

Hello Principals & AP’s, Thank you for participating in last week’s training. We hope that your team was able to benefit from the information and resources provided. The PVAAS Statewide Team for PDE has provided recordings of the sessions as well as the session PPTs to continue to learn and grow with PVAAS. Please click…

Reporting Exceptions: EN 403

Reporting Exceptions: EN 403

The Office of Data Governance (ODG) would like to thank everyone for their patience as we updated the exception reporting system for Rule EN403 (On-line Registration has been marked Complete but no enrollment record exists in a district school). We would also like to take this opportunity to alert everyone of the slight change in…

Biology Benchmark Reminder

Biology Benchmark Reminder

Reminder that the testing window for the Biology Benchmark is currently open now through 12/4/20. Information is available HERE. For more information, contact the Office of Assessment at assessment@philasd.org.

Quarterly Progress Monitoring Meetings

Quarterly Progress Monitoring Meetings

PESO will be conducting Quarter 1 Progress Monitoring meetings between 12/8 and 12/22 with all schools in the district. The purpose of these meetings is for school teams to step back and review their Quarter 1 outcome data (all of which should be available shortly before 12/8) in order to assess progress toward meeting the end…

Winter Keystone Updates

Winter Keystone Updates

Winter Keystone test coordinators will soon be receiving invitations for a required half-day PD on 12/3/20 from 9:00 – 1:00. Coordinators are scheduled to share relevant details with school staff on 12/11/20. A recording will be made available for coordinators who cannot attend synchronously on 12/3/20. Test Coordinators will receive guidance on which students are…

Update on ACCESS Testing Preparations

Update on ACCESS Testing Preparations

Test Coordinators received training on 11/17/20 on the administration of this year’s paper/pencil format of the ACCESS test. Coordinators were advised that currently there are no waivers from the federal or state government for the requirement to administer ACCESS, so testing is currently required for all EL students, including those with a provisional EL status….

New Research Report:  Aimsweb & Star Participation and Performance in Fall 2019 and Fall 2020

New Research Report: Aimsweb & Star Participation and Performance in Fall 2019 and Fall 2020

ERA has published a new research report summarizing the participation and performance of K-12 students on the aimswebPlus and Star assessments with a particular focus on comparing Fall 2019 (in-school) and Fall 2020 (virtual) assessment participation and performance. You can find the report here. Key Findings include: Changes in required tests, scoring, and required grade…

QlikBAM Enrollment app now refreshed with Oct 1 2020 Snapshot

QlikBAM Enrollment app now refreshed with Oct 1 2020 Snapshot

The Enrollment- Oct 1 Snapshot app in the QlikBAM Enrollment and Projections stream now includes enrollment and catchment data through October 1, 2020. As a reminder, the October 1 snapshot includes all K-12 students enrolled in District, Charter (including cybers and non-Philadelphia charters), Alt Ed, non-public Special Education placement programs and transition program enrollment. Please…

K-12 Student Participation and Performance on aimswebPlus and Star Assessments, Fall 2019 and Fall 2020

K-12 Student Participation and Performance on aimswebPlus and Star Assessments, Fall 2019 and Fall 2020

Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, the School District of Philadelphia required that formative assessments in reading and math be administered in all grades in all schools.  The aimswebPlus assessment is required for grades K-5 and the Star assessment is required for grades 6-12.  In addition, aimswebPlus is being administered to eligible special education students…

PVAAS Trainings

PVAAS Trainings

PVAAS Trainings are being offered on 11/12 and 11/13. Sessions include: PVAAS 101, Connecting PVAAS to Student-Centered Goals, Using PVAAS with Multiple Data Points to Inform Keystone Testing Decisions, and Core Classes & Beyond: Using Traditional PVAAS Data in Non-Traditional Ways. The latter two sessions are particularly relevant for High Schools. If you are interested…