To access EVAAS, please visit https://ncdpi.sas.com. On this page, you will also find links to a series of online professional development opportunities offered by the EVAAS team at the SAS Institute. For additional professional development opportunities offered by the Department of Public Instruction, please click here.
SAS® EVAAS™ for K-12 is a customized software system available to all NC school districts. EVAAS (Education Value-Added Assessment System) provides diagnostic reports quickly to district and school staff. The system basically answers the question of how effective a schooling experience is. By looking at colorful, easy-to-understand charts and graphs accessed via the Web, users can produce reports that predict student success, show the effects of schooling at particular schools, or reveal patterns in subgroup performance.
EVAAS tools provide a precise measurement of student progress over time and a reliable diagnosis of opportunities for growth that help to identify which students are at risk for under-achievement. As schools and districts grapple with the requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), one fact is clear – without precise and reliable information, educators can not be sure that they're meeting every student's academic needs.
In North Carolina, End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) Testing gives us a picture of student achievement levels at a single point in time. But what we really need to know is how much students are gaining each year and which students are at risk for under-achievement. EVAAS has been populated with historical LEA test data, and the software program follows the student through all NC schools and offers a precise measurement of student progress over time and a reliable diagnosis of opportunities for growth based on up to five years of data for an individual student (EOGs and EOCs), not just one or two points in time. Student data from all subjects are used in predictions. These data will help to predict each student's chances for success at future academic milestones. The ability to identify students who are at risk before they test allows schools to develop customized programs for these students to accelerate their academic growth. With this information, educators can ensure that students on a trajectory for academic success don't suffer the consequences of suppressed growth that results when their academic needs are ignored.