Value Added Training and Support
Beginning with 2011-12 state test assessment results, districts will have access to value-added data. In the future, as the next generation assessments are in place, DPI hopes the proposed interim standards-based assessments used in classrooms can support teacher use of growth model data to inform instructional decisions.
Value-added data is a productivity measure of the things we do. It uses attainment (achievement) data and groups students based on test score history – those who started out at the same place – and measures the growth or change, and places members of the same group in percentiles. Are students on track? How much growth can we attribute to school/district or educator effectiveness? The value-added growth model is intended to be another way to look at how we are doing and use the data to help answer questions and inform decisions.
CESA 9 is offering opportunities to learn, understand and apply accurate interpretations of value-added data to support Wisconsin initiatives for accountability, standards-based assessment literacy and educator effectiveness.
Level 1 Web conference: Value-Added Awareness
April 9, 2012 – 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Audience: Superintendents, District and School-level Administrators, School Board Members, open to all
Level I is a basic introduction and overview of the Value-Added Growth Model. Participants will learn the why and what of the model, the statewide and national initiatives, understand the similarities and differences of attainment, gain and growth, how the model accounts for demographics and the mapping of attainment and value-added data over time.
Register directly through WisLine Web at: http://www.uwex.edu/ics/wlwreg/wlwwelcome.cfm
Level II Workshop: Value-Added Growth Model with District Data (2 Days)
Event #: 186-12
Level II is a two-day training with local district data results with individual district team conferences with the Value Added Research Center (VARC) staff. Participants learn how to analyze the mapping of attainment and value-added data in quadrants, understand what interpretations can and cannot be made regarding the data, and discuss policy implications regarding the four quadrants of value-added and attainment. Districts will receive and analyze their individual Value-Added data followed up with individual district conferences led by the VARC staff. The workshop ends with discussion on leading and communicating the value-added initiative in your district. (The optional third day is the VA Annual Networking Conference on May 17, 2012 in Waukesha, at no cost). Details will be provided at the training.
Audience: District Leadership Teams
Presenter(s): Value-Added Research Center Staff (Wisconsin Center for Educational Research)
Standards: WI PI34 Standards addressed: WAS 2, WTS 8, WPSS 3
Date: April 23 & 24, 2012
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm each day
Location: CESA 9 office, Tomahawk
Cost: $245 per person for the two day training OR $196.25 per person for a team of 4 (total $785.00)
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Register Online by April 16, 2012
CESA Contact: Jayne Werner