LDAs - Round 2

BEST District of the EVSC - April 28, 2016

Locally Developed Assessments (LDAs)

The window is about to open for the second round of LDAs. Here are some key points to remember:


  1. Use Approved GVC Standards.
  2. Select 5 Standards - 3 to 4 items per standard for a total of 18-20 items
  3. Must include at least ONE Constructed Response Item
  4. The items from Pretest to Posttest can remain the same. In other words, you can give the same assessment for both rounds of LDAs if you choose.
  5. Only students who take the pre and post will be included in the Effectiveness Rating.

Effectiveness Rating

This assessment is one indicator of student growth. See the Effectiveness Rating below to correlate student growth from the LDA to your own rubric score for iObservation.
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LDA Window for Pretest and Posttest

The LDA Completion and Submission Windows are as follows:


Posttest Elementary, K-8, and Middle School

Opens April 4, 2016

Closes April 15, 2016

Due by May 13, 2016


Posttest High School

Opens May 5, 2016

Closes May 20, 2016

Due by May 27, 2016


Any LDA Submitted AFTER May 27, 2016 will result in a score of 1.

Download a copy of the LDA Spreadsheet (Click the Link Below. Then Click the Blue Download Button.)

Last Few Points to Consider for LDAs

  1. Save your LDA posttest as LDA_1516-first.lastname
  2. Student names should be entered into the spreadsheet in one of two ways - either as Last, First or First Last (if there is a student with the same exact name, please include the student number for each of these students in column A of the spreadsheet).
  3. You DO NOT have to ensure students are in the same row on the pre-test tab and posttest tab.
  4. Any student with only one test score will NOT be included in your improvement calculation.

Emailing Your LDA

  1. Compose a new email.
  2. The LDA should be sent to Deborah.Coane@evsc.k12.in.us.
  3. In the body of the email, include Your Name, Your School, and Contact Information

Are You A Special Ed. Teacher? Click The Link Below.

PD Compensation Form UPDATE

To override the district protection of the PD Form Template, follow these steps:


1. Download the form using the link directly above

2. Open in Word

3. Click Enable Editing- should be in a popup across the top

4. Click Review in the menu across top

5. Click Restrict Editing

6. Click Stop Protection

7. Type in your PD Meetings, Dates, and Meetings. Save.