PVAAS Professional Development

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Education has been undergoing a major shift in accountability. Schools are focusing more on qualitative data to support their effectiveness than ever before. The value-added systems that teachers are must now be rated on shift how teachers view approach their jobs, and it creates confusion and fear. However, there is merit to be found here and it is a leader’s responsibility to communicate that..

I recognized the apprehension this change is creating for my staff and I created a presentation to explain the intricacies of the value-added system and how we can use its data to target where we need to grow as a school. It made use of much teacher interaction and allowed us time to air our concerns and fears, making the transition easier for all