Student Physical Examinations - CLICK ON THE BLUE TITLE TO ACCESS THE FORMS
K-5 Curriculum Night on New Report Cards
Oct. 27, 2016
VVSD would like to invite all parents K-5 to a Curriculum Night on in the High School Auditorium for a presentation on our new Standards-Based Report Cards. Please see the official invitation that was sent home with students for more information.
Congratulations Hannah Yanoski--Medalist in PIAA State Golf Tournament on October 25, 2016.
WVIA Artists of the Week!
VVSD would like to congratulate both Eric Lee and Natalie Wasilchak for being named upcoming WVIA Artists of the Week! Both students were selected for their artistic achievements: Eric Lee receiving recognition in the performing arts and Natalie Wasilchak receiving recognition in the visual arts. Each student will have a vignette produced about them that will be featured online at wvia.org and pbs.org beginning on Sunday, November 20 both students are now in the running to win WVIA Artist of the Year, to find out how and when you can vote for them and to watch their individual vignettes visit wvia.org!
PVAAS Scores Delayed
Late , the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) was alerted to a data accuracy issue with the PVAAS scores, which are part of the school performance profile (SPP) growth measure. The data in question was supplied by SAS-EVAAS, the Department’s contractor for PVAAS reporting for Pennsylvania’s Local Education Agencies (LEAs).
While it appears that a small number of schools will see a modest change on their overall SPP scores, ensuring the accuracy of the data PDE shares with the public is paramount for the agency, and the Department is working with SAS to take the steps necessary to correct the data and calculate new SPP scores, where required. The nature of the data issue is such that only LEAs administering Keystone Exams (end-of-course assessments in Algebra I, Literature, and Biology) are impacted.
The Department is in the process of communicating with all stakeholders – school administrators, teachers, policy makers, and the public – who rely on the Department for informed and accurate data, to notify them of the data inaccuracies, and provide them with a timeline of when updated data will be available.
Supporting our schools, students and communities is the Department of Education’s top priority, and we know collecting, synthesizing, and releasing accurate data is essential in meeting that objective. The Department takes these issues seriously and believes a swift and transparent response best serves our schools and communities.
VVSD has recently received its 2016 Advanced Placement Exam results. We are excited to announce that 2016 was a milestone year at VV that saw record numbers of students earning a score of 3 or better, a record percentage of test takers scoring a 3 or better, and was the first time that VV students exceeded the percentage of test takers scoring a 3 or better globally. These accomplishments are a credit to our AP teachers and our AP students and their parents. Congratulations! (Note: A score of 3 generally means that the student is qualified to receive college credit for the course.)
VVSD has recently received its results from the 2016 administration of the PSSA. The 2016 PSSA is the second to be aligned to the new, more rigorous PA Core Standards. Therefore, we are now able to make meaningful year-to-year comparisons. We are proud to announce that in the vast majority of areas our students’ performance improved from the previous year. In many cases, such as our Intermediate School’s Math performance, the improvements were significant. We would like to congratulate our teachers, students, and parents for their hard work that made this possible. While we are excited about these improvements, we still have much work to do and have our sights set even higher!
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Valley View School Board Committe Meeting of the Whole
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM Valley View School Board Meeting