Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System

Central York School District participates in the annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA) for students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11 in the subject areas of Reading, Writing, Math, and Science in accordance with the No Child Left Behind regulations.

District and Building-Level Data Teams regularly analyze the District, School, Grade Level and Student Data gathered from the PSSA in an attempt to improve instructional programming.

In addition to the PSSA data, the District uses the Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System (PVAAS) which utilizes longitudinal data of students' performances on the PSSA assessments. PVAAS incorporates a mixed-model longitudinal model to estimate the growth that a group of students experiences during a school year. In addition, PVAAS provides projections of each individual student's likelihood to achieve a selected proficiency level on a future PSSA examination.

The state of Pennsylvania now provides public access to Central York School District PVAAS projections as it had previously done with PSSA data.  To assist with understanding what PVAAS data is available, please refer to the documents below titled "PVAAS Reports for Public Site" and "PAVAAS Crosswalk." The public site can be found at https://pvaas.sas.com.

Please address questions to Mr. Robert Grove, Assistant Superintendent of Schools.