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1 Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network Special Education Administrators: What Updates and Resources Special Education Teachers Need to Know About SAS Leadership Institute Bedford Springs Bedford, PA July 27, 2011 Laura C. Moran Educational Consultant PaTTAN Harrisburg

2 PaTTANs Mission The mission of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) is to support the efforts and initiatives of the Bureau of Special Education, and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services. 2

3 PDEs Commitment to Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Recognizing that the placement decision is an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team decision, our goal for each child is to ensure IEP teams begin with the general education setting with the use of supplementary aids and services before considering a more restrictive environment. 3

4 Purpose/Objectives The purpose of this session is to inform special education administrators on the various aspects of the Standards Aligned System (SAS) so that they can share the information and resources on SAS that are essential for special education teachers to know and access to increase student achievement. The three lenses and avenues to explore on SAS are as follows: –Identification –Individualization –Differentiation 4

5 How can SAS inform the identification process/gathering of Present Levels? How can SAS aid the development of goals and short term learning objectives? How can SAS assist teachers to differentiate classroom instruction for all students? Essential Questions 5

6 How can SAS inform the identification process/gathering of Present Levels? Essential Questions 6

7 S Standards Aligned System (SAS) SSS(SAS 7

8 Types of Assessment Assessment Creator Classroom Diagnostic Tools Learning Progressions Keystone Exams – Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content Vertical View – Review Grade Level Standards across the grade levels Assessment -Establish Present Levels 8

9 Benchmark Formative Summative Diagnostic Types of Assessment 9

10 Stronger at the Elementary Level Reading Math Science Some Secondary Content Fair Assessments -- Assessment Creator 10

11 Grades 6-12 Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Calculus Reading Writing Science Measures PSSA Standards and Keystone Content Matched to Learning Progressions Classroom Diagnostic Tools 11

12 Group Diagnostic Map – Algebra I 12

13 Group Diagnostic Map – Mathematics 13 Zoomed In Zoomed Out

14 Group Diagnostic Map Single Diagnostic Category 14

15 Student Diagnostic Map 15

16 Learning Progression Map 16

17 Reading Math Science Introduced and Assessed Voluntary Model Curriculum Materials & Resources -- Learning Progressions 17

18 Performance Level Indicators Anchors and Eligible Content Released Sample Items Keystone Exams 18

19 Types of Assessment Assessment Creator Classroom Diagnostic Tools Learning Progressions Keystone Exams – Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content Vertical View – Review Grade Level Standards across the grade levels Assessment -Establish Present Levels 19

20 How can SAS inform the identification process/gathering of Present Levels? How can SAS aid the development of goals and short term learning objectives? Essential Questions 20

21 Vertical Viewer Common Core CC Appendix A CC Appendix B CC Appendix C CC Appendix Math Curriculum Framework Materials and Resources Publish Your Best Communities Curriculum Driven Goals and Short-Term Learning Objectives 21

22 PA State Standards –Align all content to the standards –Look at above and below grade level expectations Vertical Viewer 22

23 Common Core Standards Appendix A –5 Big Ideas Appendix B –Level of Complexity for Reading Texts Appendix C –Exemplars for Writing Appendix Math –Text to support grade level expectations Common Core 23

24 Clear Standards – Common Core 24

25 Prioritized Curriculum Aid Big Ideas Essential Questions Concepts Competencies Curriculum Framework 25

26 Unit plans/Lesson Plans Instructional Content Educational Resources – Karpeles Documents Assessment Videos Web-Based Content PA Educator Created Content Materials and Resources 26

27 Materials and Resources – Voluntary Model Curriculum Lesson Plans Unit plans/Lesson Plans 27

28 Educational Resources – Karpeles Documents 28

29 Lesson Structure Quality Review team Publish Your Best 29

30 Vertical Viewer Common Core CC Appendix A CC Appendix B CC Appendix C CC Appendix Math Curriculum Framework Materials and Resources Publish Your Best Communities Curriculum Driven Goals and Short-Term Learning Objectives 30

31 How can SAS inform the identification process/gathering of Present Levels? How can SAS aid the development of goals and short term learning objectives? How can SAS assist teachers to differentiate classroom instruction for all students? Essential Questions 31

32 Vertical Viewer Common Core-Standards for English or Standards for Math Keystone Exams-Performance Level Indicators Assessment Creator Curriculum Framework Instruction-Search Videos Materials and Resources-Advanced Search Voluntary Model Curriculum My Communities Publish Your Best ELL Overlay Unpacking the Anchors Instruction/Differentiation 32

33 Curriculum Framework -- ELL Overlay 33

34 Assessment Anchors Anchor Descriptors Skills Content Clear Standards -- Unpacking the Anchors 34

35 3-2-1 – Here we go!! 3 – Describe three things that you learned to connect the various aspects of SAS to your responsibilities as special education administrator. 2 – What are two areas you would like to explore more from this presentation? 1 – What is one thing you would like to implement or use immediately? 35

36 Contact Information Presenter Laura C. Moran, M.A. Educational Consultant Contributing Content Developer Tanya Morret Capital Area IU #15 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Tom Corbett, Governor Pennsylvania Department of Education Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary Carolyn C. Dumaresq, Ed. D., Deputy Secretary Office of Elementary and Secondary Education John J. Tommasini, Director Bureau of Special Education Patricia Hozella, Assistant Director Bureau of Special Education 36


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