Thursday , 14 December 2017
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New EVAAS and VAM Resources from DPI

dpi2The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recently provided new EVAAS and Value-Added Modeling (VAM) resources to LEAs.

The resource 2013 EVAAS Changes document outlines the changes to the EVAAS reporting for the 2012-13 school year.  It highlights new reports that are now available on the web reporting platform, as well as changes to the teacher reports.

The second resource addresses the NC Final Exams.  Since the release of the value-added data, districts have been inquiring about how the Department of Public Instruction will be moving forward with the assessments that could not be used for value-added modeling.  This document sets out the next steps for each assessment for which we could not generate value-added scores.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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