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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.

Session 1

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Length: 6:52 minutes
Audience: All educators

Session 2

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Length: 24:30 minutes
Audience: All educators, parents, and community members

Session 3

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Length: 33:38 minutes
Audience: All educators receiving value-added results in grades 4-8, math and ELA

Session 4

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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

Session 5

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Length: 17:28 minutes
Audience: All educators receiving value-added results

Session 6

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Length: 11:30 minutes
Audience: All educators

Session 7

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Length: 7:35 minutes
Audience: All high school-level educators


Collaborative Conversations about Value-Added Data Video Series

This series of three videos demonstrates how principals and school leaders can prepare and lead collaborative conversations about teacher value-added reports.

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Value-Added Guidebooks

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.

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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.

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SAS® EVAAS® Website and Technical Reports

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.
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NEW! Updated Online Courses

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)

•        Understand the difference between achievement and growth measures.
•        Understand basic, conceptual knowledge of how the SAS® EVAAS® gain-based model (MRM Analysis) is calculated.
•        Understand standard error and how value-added reporting includes a growth measure, standard error, and index value to determine effectiveness levels.

URM001: Understanding Value-Added in Science and End-of-Course Exams (URM)
•         Understand the difference between achievement and growth measures.
•        Understand basic, conceptual knowledge of how the SAS® EVAAS® regression-based model (URM Analysis) is calculated.
•        Understand standard error and how value-added reporting includes a growth measure, standard error, and index value to determine effectiveness levels.

Each course should take about an hour to complete. Certificates are provided upon completion of courses. 

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Regional Session Materials

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. 

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Regional Data Lead (RDL) Network

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

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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

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Watch how district and school leaders introduced value-added information at the high-school level.

 

 

 

Reflections from a Teacher: Effectively Using Value-Added Reports

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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

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Columbus Public Schools began their value-added journey in 2003. Learn more about their district-wide implementation and lessons learned.