EVAAS Interactive Session - Spring 2015 Principal READY
This session will offer school leaders the opportunity to review how to read through key reports in EVAAS and use the data for productive conversations with both PLCs and individual teachers. Participants will use guiding documents and a spreadsheet to help organize data during the session and discuss how the data can be used to help increase student achievement. Leaders will be asked to log in to their own EVAAS accounts and use their own data during the session for a more meaningful experience.

Step 1. (School)



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Interpreting the School Decision Dashboard - Google Doc Version
Interpreting the School Decision Dashboard - Word Version

Click here to log in to EVAAS.

Guiding Questions for a Conversation About this Data:
  • Is there a pattern in the growth of students across grade levels? What is a possible explanation for this pattern?
  • Is there a pattern in the growth of students across subjects? What is a possible explanation for this pattern?
  • Is there a pattern in the growth of students across achievement levels? What is a possible explanation for this pattern?
  • Are students at some levels of achievement growing differently than others? If so, which levels in which subjects?
  • What additional information or data do you need?

Reflection Question

How can this step inform decision making at the school level?
Discuss with your table group and record your thoughts on the note taking guide.

Step 2. (PLC)



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Spreadsheet for Overview of School and Teacher Effects - Google Sheets Version
Spreadsheet for Overview of School and Teacher Effects - Excel Version

Use the Overview of School Effects Tab for this step. A sample is provided under the Overview of School Effects Example Tab.

For iPad and Tablet Users:
Download the Google Sheets App from iTunes here.
Download the Google Sheets App from Google Play here.

Guiding Questions for a Conversation About this Data:
  • What can we celebrate?
  • What does this data tell you about the possible focus or instructional philosophy for the teachers at this grade level and subject area?
  • What might be going on in these classrooms that could cause this?
  • What can be done to improve instruction in this situation?
  • Do we know how each teacher within the PLC is preforming?

Reflection Question

How can this step inform decision making at the PLC level?
Discuss with your table group and record your thoughts on the note taking guide.

Step 3. (Individual)




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Use the Overview of Teacher Effects tab on the Spreadsheet for School and Teacher Effects from the previous step.

Guiding Questions for a Conversation About this Data:
  • What are we able to celebrate?
  • Where would you like to see students make better progress this year?
  • Why do you think students did not make the progress expected/the progress you would like to have seen last year?
  • Given the area for improvement we have identified, what strategies would make a difference for students at that achievement level?
  • Who are the students you are teaching now that would fall within that achievement level?
  • What kind of support do you need to carry out your plan?

  • How does this teacher data relate to the data gathered from the PLC through using the school diagnostic reports?

Reflection Question

How can this step inform decision making at the individual teacher level?
Discuss with your table group and record your thoughts on the note taking guide.


Additional Resources:

Teacher Diagnostics Follow Up Activity
Click here for the PDF version
Click here for the Word Doc version

Individual Teacher Report Guiding Activity
Click here for the Google Doc version
Click here for the Word Doc version

Custom Reports:
How to Create a Custom Student Report - Video Tutorial

EVAAS Links:
SAS E-Learning Modules
Beginning EVAAS
EVAAS Homepage
EVAAS Basics Mini-Module Available in Home Base

Sample Data:
School Decision Dashboard Sample Data PDF

School Diagnostic Sample Data PDF

Teacher Diagnostic Sample Data PDF


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