North Carolina to use SAS® EVAAS® for K-12 in teacher, principal evaluations

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has chosen SAS to help measure students’ progress and the effectiveness of teachers, principals and schools. The state will use SAS Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) for K-12 to measure student growth, one of several standards for evaluating many of the nearly 97,000 teachers and more than 5,300 school administrators in North Carolina.

Student progress indicates how much students learned over the school year, regardless of where they started. SAS EVAAS for K-12 measures progress using all relevant test scores. SAS was chosen following extensive research of eight different models.

“SAS Education Value-Added Assessment System collects student growth data that drives improvements in teaching and learning in North Carolina public schools,” said State Board of Education Chairman Bill Harrison. “This tool helps educators gauge student progress and identify students who are falling behind. It provides another resource for teachers and school leaders as they prepare students for success in college and careers.”

NC DPI will add the student growth standard to the five currently used to evaluate teachers and seven for principals. Public reports on all standards will be available at school and district levels. NC DPI will not report results for individual teachers, but teachers may access their own data to guide professional development.

Check out the full press release here.