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    Data and Assessment Professional Development 
     
     
     
     School Year 2019-2020 Training Opportunities 
     
     
    Welcome to Data and Assessment's Professional Development page. Below you will find PD offerings including descriptions for what participants will learn. 
     
    The right column focuses on Performance Matters and Excel. All users can sign up for these. 
     
    The left column focuses on SAS offerings. Only certain users have access to this platform. These users include Principals, Assistant Principals, and School Counselors. 
     
     
     
     
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    The Power of Performance Matters (Recommended for Novice Users)

    Approx 90 minutes

     
    In this course, participants will view and disaggregate data using a variety of reports available within Unify. Through the use of Student Detail, Baseball Card, Student Item Analysis, My Reports, users will analyze student, test, class and school-wide data along with comparatives to district performance.
     

     

    Excel – From Basic to Beyond

    Approx 60-90 minutes

    *this course is limited to 10 participants

     
    This course is designed to cover a range of abilities within Excel. The work will begin with novice skills such as filtering and printing and will progress to more complex features such as VLOOKUP and PivotTables.
     
      

     

    360 degree of Progress Monitoring (Recommended for Experience Users)

    Approx 90 minutes 

    This training will provide a complete view of progress monitoring, both from the perspective of a student and a teacher/administrator. We will delve into the data available to students in the NEW student portal. We will also explore the use of student filters in various reports throughout Unify. 

     

    Test Creation with Multiple Choice

    Approx 90 minutes

     
    Test Creation with Multiple Choice This session will offer an introduction to test writing within the Unify platform. Participants will build assessments from items in banks as well as multiple choice items they will create. Both test styles will be covered including Online Administration and Answer Key Only (AKO) assessments.
     

     

    Creating Interactive Items in Unify

    Approx 90 minutes

    This training will focus on how to build technology-enhanced items within Unify. These items are attached to standards in order to aid in data analysis and can be created to mimic various interaction types. By learning how to build items, users can then create tests using their own material.

     

    Answer Key Only (AKO) Test Creation

    Approx 45 minutes 

     
    This shows how to create an Answer Key Only (AKO) test. An AKO allows users to take a previously created test (from a different platform such as Word) and administer using a Unify answer sheet or online. The answer sheet mirrors the type and amount of items that are found on the test. AKO's also allow for data tracking for the user. 
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     SAS for Elementary Counselors (60 minutes)

    In this session, users will explore the Elementary School Promotion Tracker that shows test data, early warning indicators, attendance, and grades for an individual student and can also be exported to a PDF.  Also, you will look at the Quick Reports dashboard, which allows batch printing of student scorecards, as well as other useful and easily exportable reports.

     SAS for Middle School Counselors 

    -MS Promotion Tracker (60 minutes) – This training will highlight the MS Promotion tracker, which provides a tool for monitoring student data necessary for middle school promotion to high school. The resource allows for whole-school monitoring as well as individual student scoreboard exports.

    -Quick Reports (60 minutes) – Using Quick Reports, users can access a variety of exportable resources including reports for progress monitoring, state data, school climate, ESE, as well as missing transcripts. This tool also allows for batch printing of student scorecards.

     SAS for High School Counselors

    - Quick Reports (60 minutes) – Using Quick Reports, users can access a variety of exportable resources including reports for progress monitoring, state data, school climate, ESE, as well as missing transcripts. This tool also allows for batch printing of student scorecards.

     SAS for Assistant Principals or Principals

    -Progress Monitoring (60 minutes) – This training will center around the Progress Monitoring dashboard. Users will explore the School Grade Simulator and Custom Reports.  The School Grade Simulator provides information based on the previous year state data to help with target goal setting.  Custom Reports is a useful tool that allows you to choose from a variety of options to export to Excel, such as Achieve level buckets, BQ, points needed for gains or proficiency, and other beneficial data fields.

    - Quick Reports (60 minutes) – Using Quick Reports, users can access a variety of exportable resources including reports for progress monitoring, state data, school climate, ESE, as well as missing transcripts. This tool also allows for batch printing of student scorecards.

     

     

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