Today's Date
Friday, October 21, 2016


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  • PVAAS Scores Delayed

    Late Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) was alerted to a data accuracy issue with the PVAAS scores, which are part of the school performance profile (SPP) growth measure. The data in question was supplied by SAS-EVAAS, the Department’s contractor for PVAAS reporting for Pennsylvania’s Local Education Agencies (LEAs).


    While it appears that a small number of schools will see a modest change on their overall SPP scores, ensuring the accuracy of the data PDE shares with the public is paramount for the agency, and the Department is working with SAS to take the steps necessary to correct the data and calculate new SPP scores, where required. The nature of the data issue is such that only LEAs administering Keystone Exams (end-of-course assessments in Algebra I, Literature, and Biology) are impacted.


    The Department is in the process of communicating with all stakeholders – school administrators, teachers, policy makers, and the public – who rely on the Department for informed and accurate data, to notify them of the data inaccuracies, and provide them with a timeline of when updated data will be available.


    Supporting our schools, students and communities is the Department of Education’s top priority, and we know collecting, synthesizing, and releasing accurate data is essential in meeting that objective. The Department takes these issues seriously and believes a swift and transparent response best serves our schools and communities.


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    2015-2016 SPP Released
    PDE has recently made public School Performance Profile (SPP) scores for the 2015-2016 school year.  Click the following link to access the scores for all four of our schools. 
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  • A Message from:
    Dr. Tom Quinn, Superintendent
    Please click on the following link to read Dr. Quinn's Curriculum Update.
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  • Early Literacy Workshop at McCann

    Educators from VVSD, including our K-2 Reading Specialists and our Director of Curriculum and Instruction, will be presenting along with educators from other locals schools at McCann School of Business and Technology—Dickson City campus—on the important topic of early literacy on Thursday, October 20th from 9am to 11am.  All parents, caregivers, pre-school providers, and tutors are invited to attend this FREE event.  Attendees will gain a better understanding of the current state of literacy education in America, the key shifts brought on by the new PA Core Standards, and, most importantly, what can be done in and outside of school to help students become better readers, writers, and critical thinkers.  Pre-register by calling (570) 483-6005 or email . 
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  • Fall Fundraiser at BAM

    VVSD will once again be partnering with BAM in Dickson City to promote literacy and get more books into our students hands.  Please consider stopping by BAM on Saturday, Oct. 22nd between 2pm and 6pm and buy a book.  A percentage of your purchase will directly benefit our students.  Don't forget the coupon below.  Thanks! 

    BAM Fundraiser Coupon

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  • K-5 Curriculum Night on New Report Cards
    Oct. 27, 2016

    VVSD would like to invite all parents K-5 to a Curriculum Night on October 27th at 6pm in the High School Auditorium for a presentation on our new Standards-Based Report Cards.  Please see the official invitation that was sent home with students for more information. 

     SBRC Curriculum Night Invitation

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  • AP Results

    VVSD has recently received its 2016 Advanced Placement Exam results.  We are excited to announce that 2016 was a milestone year at VV that saw record numbers of students earning a score of 3 or better, a record percentage of test takers scoring a 3 or better, and was the first time that VV students exceeded the percentage of test takers scoring a 3 or better globally.  These accomplishments are a credit to our AP teachers and our AP students and their parents.  Congratulations!  (Note: A score of 3 generally means that the student is qualified to receive college credit for the course.)


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  • PSSA Results

    VVSD has recently received its results from the 2016 administration of the PSSA.  The 2016 PSSA is the second to be aligned to the new, more rigorous PA Core Standards.  Therefore, we are now able to make meaningful year-to-year comparisons.  We are proud to announce that in the vast majority of areas our students’ performance improved from the previous year.  In many cases, such as our Intermediate School’s Math performance, the improvements were significant. We would like to congratulate our teachers, students, and parents for their hard work that made this possible.  While we are excited about these improvements, we still have much work to do and have our sights set even higher! 


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