This document outlines the free value-added resources found on this page, in a format that’s easy to download, print, and share.
This video series provides educators a basic, conceptual understanding of Ohio’s value-added measures to foster the appropriate and effective use of value-added information.
- Includes 5 instructional videos with facilitation guides and 2 videos with practitioners sharing their experiences using value-added data.
- Highlights differentiated approaches to professional learning and promotes collaborative discussions.
Download a helpful informational flier for an overview.
Length: 6:52 minutes
Audience: All educators
Length: 24:30 minutes
Audience: All educators, parents, and community members
Length: 33:38 minutes
Audience: All educators receiving value-added results in grades 4-8, math and ELA
Length: 14:50 minutes
Audience: All educators receiving value-added results in grades 5 & 8 science, grade 6 social studies, and high school end-of-course subject areas
Length: 17:28 minutes
Audience: All educators receiving value-added results
Length: 11:30 minutes
Audience: All educators
Length: 7:35 minutes
Audience: All high school-level educators
This series of three videos demonstrates how principals and school leaders can prepare and lead collaborative conversations about teacher value-added reports.
Designed to help educators use value-added data to impact teaching and learning. Using sample value-added, diagnostic, and projection reports, these guidebooks help develop a knowledge of the anatomy of the reporting that is essential for accurate interpretation. Using these guidebooks, educators will develop the capacity to use value-added data to inform professional practices.
Available to all Ohio K-12 educators. Also available to Ohio’s higher education faculty and students. Interested faculty members should contact support@BattelleforKids.org or (866) 543-7555 for access instructions.
Ohio’s value-added analytics provider is SAS® EVAAS®. Reporting is available through a secure web-based application that includes additional reports for diagnostics, interactive queries, and proactive planning through student projections.
- Visit the Ohio EVAAS Public Site to access value-added reports that support understanding of Ohio’s value-added report card results.
- Educators can login to access additional reports that support analysis and use of the data. EVAAS access questions?
- Technical reports are publically available on the value-added modeling approaches used in Ohio, here.
Two new value-added online courses offer Ohio educators the opportunity to work independently to build awareness and improve understanding of Ohio’s value-added measure. The new courses include
• MRM001: Understanding Value-Added in Grades 4–8 Math and ELA (MRM)
• URM001: Understanding Value-Added in Science, Social Studies, and End-of-Course Exams (URM)
Each course should take about an hour to complete. Certificates are provided upon completion of courses.
For Ohio K-12 educators. Also available to Ohio’s higher education faculty and students - interested faculty members should contact support@BattelleforKids.org or (866) 543-7555 for access instructions.
Used in professional learning sessions throughout Ohio, these value-added resources were designed to help educators understand and use value-added information for school improvement.
For Ohio K-12 educators.
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RDLs support the understanding and use of Ohio's Accountability System data in your region, including value-added and achievement measures at the district, school, and classroom levels. RDLs can support you with:
- Questions regarding access, understanding, interpretation, analysis, and use of Ohio’s measures.
- Access and use of free resources on Ohio’s value-added and achievement measures.
- Information on professional learning opportunities.
Contact your Regional Data Lead.
Value-Added Success Stories
Creating a Culture of Readiness: Analyzing and Using Value-Added Information
Learn from district and school leaders who have established the right conditions and incorporated the right processes to enable their systems and schools to effectively analyze and use value-added information.
A Good Beginning to Value-Added Information
Watch how district and school leaders introduced value-added information at the high-school level.
Reflections from a Teacher: Effectively Using Value-Added Reports
Kate Kennedy, a former 6th grade English language arts teacher, reflects on strategies that helped her and her students to improve.
Value-Added in Action: Bringing Value-Added Data into Focus in a Large Urban District
Columbus Public Schools began their value-added journey in 2003. Learn more about their district-wide implementation and lessons learned.