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Standards Aligned System April 21, 2011 – In-Service
Standards Aligned System (SAS) Objectives for Today: Introduce the six components of the SAS website Teachers will be able to navigate and access and share valuable information and strategies Teachers will utilize SAS resources to improve student achievement
Standards Aligned System (SAS) Developed by PDE, the standards aligned system is a comprehensive, research based initiative to improve student achievement. SAS focuses on six elements that impact student achievement:
Six Elements of SAS Clear Standards Fair Assessments Curriculum Framework Instruction Materials & Resources Interventions SAS Wheel
Standards Aligned System (SAS) The SAS Portal has been designed to organize and deliver educational content that is aligned to PA Standards. SAS provides educators with: 1)Integrated classroom tools to enhance content aligned to the PA Standards
Standards Aligned System (SAS) The SAS Portal has been designed to organize and deliver educational content that is aligned to PA Standards. SAS provides educators with: 2)Leading-edge networking technologies that create opportunities to communicate and collaborate with peers across the Commonwealth.
Clear Standards Pennsylvania Standards describe what students should know and be able to do. The standards increase in complexity and sophistication as students progress through school.
Fair Assessments Fair assessment is a process used by teachers and students before, during and after instruction to provide feedback and adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve student achievement.
Fair Assessments In Pennsylvania, the four types of assessment are summative, formative, benchmark and diagnostic.
Fair Assessments Summative Assessment - An overall judgment of progress made at the end of a defined period of instruction Formative Assessment - Used during instruction to provide feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students’ achievement of intended instructional outcomes.
Fair Assessments Benchmark Assessment- Designed to provide feedback to both the teacher and student about how the student is progressing towards demonstrating proficiency on grade level standards Diagnostic Assessment- Completed prior to instruction, assesses each student’s strengths, weaknesses, knowledge and skills
Curriculum Framework The Curriculum Framework specifies what is to be taught for each subject in the curriculum. The Frameworks include Big Ideas, Concepts, Competencies, Essential Questions, Vocabulary aligned to the Standards and Anchors Where appropriate – Eligible Content
Curriculum Framework Big Ideas: Declarative statements that describe concepts that transcend grade levels. Big Ideas are essential to provide focus on specific content for all students. Concepts: Describe what students should know (key knowledge) as a result of this instruction specific to grade level.
Curriculum Framework Competencies: Describe what students should be able to do (key skills) as a result of this instruction, specific to grade level. Essential Questions: Questions connected to the SAS framework and are specifically linked to the Big Ideas. They should frame student inquiry, promote critical thinking, and assist in learning transfer.
Instruction Aligned instruction comprises the following activities: Teaching topics aligned to the standards Ensuring the right level of challenge Focusing teaching based on the learning needs of each student Implementing instructional strategies to increase student achievement
Instruction Video Categories: Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Mathematics, Arts & Humanities, & World Language, Additional Website Links & Printable Resources: Instructional Strategies & Related Instructional Resources
Interventions Additional Links to Website Resources Click on the “Interventions” tab Then click on Interventions Resources link (bottom of page) Possible resource links are categorized into general educational topics
Materials & Resources Provides users with a way to locate standards-aligned content through a targeted search of curriculum assets
Materials & Resources Voluntary Model Curriculum (VMC) incorporating learning progressions, provides users with exemplary units, lesson plans, and content resources in the four content areas included in the Keystone Exams English, mathematics, science, and social studies
Materials & Resources A learning progression is defined as a road or pathway that students travel as they progress toward mastery of the skills needed for career and college readiness. Ultimately, learning progressions provide teachers with the opportunity to determine whether students have navigated successfully through the mile-posts of achievement.
Materials & Resources The learning progressions help to identify those students in need of remediation or are in need of an accelerated curriculum.
Teacher Tools Designed to provide teachers with tools to help you manage your communication with students, parents, and colleagues
Teacher Tools Users can compile a personal portfolio of resources, create standard-based assessments, & share those resources with others through a website
Teacher Tools My Profile: Manage your account information My Communities: Connect with colleagues state wide or at a district level PD Center: Self paced courses for Act 48 hours
Teacher Tools Publish Your Best: Submit lesson plans for use statewide My ePortfolio: An electronic (web- based) portable filing cabinet My Website: Build a website to share news, announcements, blogs, contact information, etc. to enhance home-school communication