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Professional Development Offered by DRA Dept.

Below is a list of self-paced professional development sessions available under Canvas (log into eSchools to register or find them direct by signing into Canvas). Visit our resources page for additional supports. If you are interested in a professional development opportunity that is not listed, or for more information on a training session listed below, please contact Sonya Stephens at sstephens2@wcpss.net or call (919) 533-7735.

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CONCEPTS
REPORT INTERPRETATION
ASSESSMENT

Training summaries provided here help support increased student achievement more

This section contains selected System, School & Teacher Reports more

Sessions here focus on sound classroom assessment practices more

Descriptive Statistics for Educators

High School Graduation Rate

Monitoring the Success of Your Efforts: Module 1-Overview

Monitoring the Success of Your Efforts: Module 2-Planning

Monitoring the Success of Your Efforts: Module 3-Monitoring Plans

Planning for Success

Case 21 Class Report: Overview

Case 21 Item Analysis Report: Overview

End-of-Grade/End-of-Course Test Results

EVAAS® Reference Guide (selected reports)

EVAAS®: Selected System, School & Teacher Reports

Goal Summary Reports

Quickr Reference Guide (selected reports)

Required Tests (K - 12th Grade)

Student Rosters

 

Assessment Development

Assessment: Understanding Types and Ensuring Quality

Writing Good Multiple Choice Items

 

 

 

 

CONCEPTS | Report Interpretation | Assessment

Training in this area provides short summaries about a specific topic, its importance and how the notion can be used to support increased student achievement.

Topic

Description

In Person Training: Estimated Length (Minutes)
Canvas Training: Estimated Length (Minutes)
Descriptive Statistics for Educators

This course will provide the participants with an understanding of the basics of descriptive statistics.  Simple educational examples will be used to help participants become better consumers of educational reports. 

eSchools Course Code: EVAL2336

Canvas Course Code:
m.3900.sstephens2.stats4educa.2016

Four 2½ hour sessions

5 hours 
0.5 CEUs

 

High School Graduation Rate

The purpose of this module is to describe how the four-year high school graduation rate is calculated in North Carolina. It includes specifics about the formula and which students are and are not included in the calculations.

eSchools Course Code: EVAL2338

Canvas Course Code:
m.3900.sstephens2.hs_grad_rate.2016

45 minutes

30 minutes
0.05 CEUs

Monitoring the Success of Your Efforts: Module 1 - Overview

The purpose of this overview is to provide participants a general understanding of why it is vital to monitor program efforts and align strategies with short- and long-term goals. This course is worth 0.1 CEUs and is the first course in a three part series on monitoring your efforts. Completion of all three monitoring courses in the series is worth a combined total of 0.7 CEUs. In order to receive credit you must register for this course in eSchools, complete any course activities as well as the closing survey.

eSchools Course Code: EVAL2316

Canvas Course Code:
m.3900.cpaeplow.mod1_logic_models.2016

30 minutes

6 minutes
0.1 CEUs

Monitoring the Success of Your Efforts: Module 2-Planning

The purpose of this module is to provide participants an understanding of logic models, a graphic organizing technique used to display the connections between goals, strategies, and outcomes. This course is worth 0.2 CEUs and is the second course in a three part series on monitoring your efforts. Completion of all three monitoring courses in the series is worth a combined total of 0.7 CEUs. In order to receive credit you must register for this course in eSchools, complete any course activities.

eSchools Course Code: EVAL2317

Canvas Course Code:
m.3900.cpaeplow.mod2_planning.2016

90 minutes

25 minutes
0.2 CEUs

 

Monitoring the Success of Your Efforts: Module 3-Monitoring Plans

The purpose of this module is to provide participants an understanding of monitoring plans, a tool for linking questions, indicators, data sources, and resources. This course is worth 0.4 CEUs and is the third course in a three part series on monitoring your efforts. Completion of all three monitoring courses in the series is worth a combined total of 0.7 CEUs. In order to receive credit you must register for this course in eSchools, complete any course activities.

eSchools Course Code: EVAL2318

Canvas Course Code:
m.3900.cpaeplow.mod3_mon_plan.2016

90 minutes

20 minutes
0.4 CEUs

Planning for Success

This course provides participants a general understanding of how to select an approach "initiative" that is likely to be successful. This training will increase:

  • participants' understanding of how to establish evidence of need in WCPSS;
  • knowledge of where to find evidence/research nationally to inform selection of initiatives; and
  • understanding why and how to include this information when building a business case or sharing program updates.

eSchools Course Code: EVAL 2319

Canvas Course Code:
m.3900.cpaeplow.plan_4_success.2016

120 minutes 26 minutes
0.3 CEUs

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REPORT INTERPRETATION | Concepts | Assessment

This section contains an overview of assessments administered to students in WCPSS in addition to selected System, School and Teacher Reports by EVAAS®. An EVAAS reference guide is also included.

Topic

Description

In Person Training: Estimated Length (Minutes)
Canvas Training: Estimated Length (Minutes)
Case 21 Class Report: Overview This video will help teachers to interpret the results from the Case 21 Class Report Benchmark Assessment YouTube Video
4:36 Minutes
Case 21 Item Analysis Report: Overview This video will help teachers to interpret the results from the Case 21 Item Analysis Report Benchmark Assessment YouTube Video
3:21 Minutes
EOGs/EOCs and other tests This web page contains an overview of EOGs/EOCs and other assessments administered in WCPSS. The site includes FAQs and contact information for more information. Web page
EVAAS®: Selected System, School & Teacher Reports

EVAAS Reference Guide - Selected Reports (PDF - 73)

EVAAS K-2 Reports for Teachers
https://evaas.sas.com/videos/NC/NC-K-2.mp4

EVAAS Teacher Reports for Admins https://evaas.sas.com/videos/NC/TeacherReportsForAdmins/story.html

EVAAS Teacher Reports
https://evaas.sas.com/videos/NC/TeacherReports/story.html

EVAAS District/School Value Added Reports (Gain Model)
https://evaas.sas.com/videos/NC/DistrictSchoolValueAdded_MRM/story.html

EVAAS District/School Value Added Reports (Predictive Model) https://evaas.sas.com/videos/NC/DistrictSchoolValueAdded_URM/story.html

EVAAS District/School Diagnostic Reports
https://evaas.sas.com/videos/NC/DistrictSchoolDiagnosticPerformanceDiagnostic/story.html

EVAAS Academic Preparedness Report
https://evaas.sas.com/videos/NC/AcademicPreparedness/story.html

EVAAS Scatterplot Reports
https://evaas.sas.com/videos/NC/Scatterplots/story.html

EVAAS Student Search and Custom Student Reports
https://evaas.sas.com/videos/NC/StudentSearch_CSR/story.html

NOTE:

These reports are provided for ease of reference. If additional training is needed, contact Data, Research, & Accountability Department at:
wcpss-data-accountability@wcpss.net

Goal Summary Reports

This course will demonstrate how to locate and interpret Goal Summary Reports based on End-of-Grade (EOG) and End-of-Course (EOC) tests.

eSchools Course Code: EVAL 2337

Canvas Course Code:
m.3900.bmcmillen.goal_sum_rpt.2016

120 minutes 30 minutes
0.04 CEUs
Quickr Reports Quickr Reference Guide - Selected Reports (PDF - 56)
Required Tests (K-12th Grade)

This web page contains information about the various tests students take throughout the school year. Assessments that teachers are required to administer are presented by grade-level from K-12th grade.

Web page
Student Rosters

This module provides an overview of the student rosters and ways to extract information from them. You will be given a description of the student rosters and where the information comes from as well as a demonstration of how to use Microsoft Excel to extract information from or summarize the data.

eSchools Course Code: EVAL 2340

Canvas Course Code:
m.3900.aboykin.student_rosters.2016

60 minutes 50 minutes
0.08 CEUs

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ASSESSMENT | Concepts | Report Interpretation

The assessment training highlights sound classroom assessment practices that contribute to effective teaching and learning. They provide information on how to develop, integrate, and use quality assessments in the classroom.

Topic

Description

In Person Training: Estimated Length (Minutes)
Canvas Training: Estimated Length (Minutes)
Assessment Development

The purpose of this course is help guide you through the process of creating high quality classroom assessments as you work within your PLT or individually. This course will describe in detail the five stages of the Assessment Development Cycle as defined by Dr. Richard Stiggins and provide you with an opportunity to identify and analyze specific learning targets related to an assessment you wish to use to measure your students' learning.  To receive 0.2 CEUs for this course, you must register for the course in eSchools (see below), complete all required activities, and notify Sonya Stephens at: sstephens2@wpcss.net

eSchools Course Code: EVAL2335

Canvas Course Code:
m.3900.sstephens2.assess_dev.2016

120 minutes

60 minutes
0.2 CEUs

 

Assessment: Understanding Types and Ensuring Quality

This 15-minute presentation explains the differences between formative, benchmark, and summative assessment and introduces the five keys to quality assessment according to Richard Stiggins and other noted researchers.

eSchools Course Code: EVAL2334

Canvas Course Code:
m.3900.msmith8.assessmt_types.2016

15 minutes

15 minutes
0.03 CEUs

 

Writing Good Multiple Choice Assessment Items

This course will provide guidelines for education professionals on how to create effective multiple choice assessment items for use in the classroom.

eSchools Course Code: EVAL2341

Canvas Course Code:
m.3900.msmith8.mult_choice.2016

120 minutes

45 minutes
0.07 CEUs

Concepts | Report Interpretation | Assessment
Last Updated: June 20, 2017