Community Invited to Attend January 11 Town Hall Meeting on EVAAS

Meeting will discuss the district’s use of value-added to further student achievement

January 07, 2011

In an effort to help all interested stakeholders learn more about the Education Value Added Assessment System (EVAAS), HISD is holding a town hall event for teachers, employees, parents, and members of the Houston community.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 11, from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 West 18th Street, 77092).

Representatives from SAS Institute Inc., the company that developed EVAAS, will give a presentation on the system, and members of HISD’s leadership team will discuss current and future efforts to use EVAAS as a tool to boost student achievement by helping teachers grow professionally.

“EVAAS is a powerful tool, but we know it can be confusing, too,” said HISD Superintendent of Schools Terry B. Grier. “We want to do more to help teachers, principals, and community members understand what EVAAS is, how it works, and how value-added data can help teachers do their best work in the classroom.”