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  • 1. Welcome to PDE’s SAS S tandards A ligned S ystem www.pdesas.org
  • 2. What is SAS?
    • It is a new structuring tool or system for developing lessons, assessments, and curriculum for teachers, aides, and administrators.
    • Identifies 6 major components to student achievement
    • More web-based
  • 3. Main Goal: Student Achievement
  • 4. Component 1 - Clear Standards
    • Describes what exactly every student should know by grade levels for each core class
      • Standards - very specific testable knowledge
      • Anchors - broader topics that may align with a few standards
    • Restructured website to help research and use standards and anchors
  • 5. Component 2 - Fair Assessments
    • Identifies 4 type of Assessment
      • Summative - unit exam
      • Formative - quiz or homework checks
      • Benchmark - concept/skill mastery test
      • Diagnostic - pretest
    • Web-based assessment creator
      • Search for real standard-aligned exam questions
    • Rich resource bank for PSSA preparation
  • 6. Component 3 - Curriculum Framework
    • Restructured approach (general ideas to specific concepts)
    • Big Idea
      • Essential Question(s)
        • Concepts
          • Competencies
            • Eligible Content (anchors/standards)
    • Web-based guide to writing a standard-aligned curriculum
  • 7. Component 4 -Instruction
    • Standard-aligned instruction
    • Right level of challenge
    • Implementing new/different teaching strategies to increase all student achievement
    • Web-videos that demonstrate particular strategies
  • 8. Component 5 - Materials and Resources
    • Web-based catalog of resources
    • Includes:
      • Lesson/unit plans
      • Instructional activities and content
      • Assessments
      • Videos
      • Web content
    • Searchable by grade or band of grades
  • 9. Component 6 - Interventions
    • Assistive standard-based supports for varying student needs
    • Subject specific strategies
  • 10. Conclusions
    • Increased web-based information and catalogs of resources
    • Different way of structuring lessons (Big Idea first)
    • Increased attention to standards and anchors (as well as assessment)

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