EVAAS Support Resources

Projection vs Prediction

1) Student projections on the EVAAS website project a student’s likelihood (as a percent probability) of achieving a performance level on a test. Those projections are calculated basically by looking at the testing history of the most recent set of completers of a given test and comparing those histories to those of students who have not yet taken the test. Projections are made assuming the students who have not yet taken the test will receive the average schooling experience for the projected subject/year, and all of the students’ prior testing history is considered.

2) Student predictions on the EVAAS website, which are not available until a student has tested in a given subject/year, predict a scale score for a student which can then be compared to the student’s actual scale score. The predicted scores of a class of students are compared to their actual scores such that if the mean actual score is higher than the mean predicted score, the class of students will have shown a higher than average level of growth. Also, the scores are predicted assuming that your students receive the average schooling experience with the average teacher in NC.

EVAAS Teacher Dashboard Samples:
EVAAS Teacher Dashboard


On the evening of January 8, 2013, the Department of Public Instruction and SAS Institute will activated restricted access to teacher evaluation dashboards in EVAAS. After a four-week preview period, teachers across the State will receive access to their individual teacher evaluation dashboards on February 1, 2013.

Teacher Evaluation Dashboard

A teacher evaluation dashboard is a visual integration of a teacher’s ratings on Standards 1 – 5 of the NC Educator Evaluation System. The ratings on these standards have been transferred from the summary rating forms stored in the online NC Education Evaluation System. Additionally, the dashboard displays a teacher’s sixth standard rating.

For teachers with their own value-added reports, the sixth standard rating is a weighted average, with 70% based on the teacher’s individual value-added score and 30% based on the school-wide value-added composite score. Teachers with their own value-added scores already have access to that data in EVAAS. For other teachers, the sixth standard rating is based only on the school-wide value-added composite score.

The dashboard also provides customized language for the various types of reports that teachers across the State may receive, For example, customized language is provided for teachers with an abbreviated evaluation including ratings only on Standards 1, 4, and 6 and for instances when the school-wide value-added composite score is determined using the K-3 school feeder patterns that are part of the State accountability model.

EVAAS Presentation

EVAAS-Region 8 ERD PowerPoint 10.16.2012.pptx

Interpreting the School Value Added Report.htm

Interpreting the Teacher Value Added Report.htm

Teacher Diagnostic Report URM.htm

Teacher Value Added Evaluation Composite Report.htm

SampleValueAdded Report.docx

Teacher Value Added Evaluation Composite Report.htm

School Teaching Effectiveness Summary Report.htm

District Teaching Effectiveness Summary Report.htm

School Value Added Evaluation Composite Report.htm

Desirable Pattern Template.docx

Teacher Diagnostic Report URM.htm

EVAAS Help Files


EVAAS Questions from NC Educators Answered by Sandy Horn

EVAAS Q & A from Sandy Horn.docx