An Overview of SAS
Why SAS? <ul><li>“ Their theory…holds that is all education stakeholders focus without vacillation on six components (clea...
Pennsylvania’s SAS Web Portal http://www.pdesas.com
<ul><li>SAS Portal Overview </li></ul><ul><li>There are two environments to SAS: </li></ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>The Six Elements of the Pennsylvania  </li></ul><ul><li>Standards Aligned System </li></ul><ul><li>Users can acces...
Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Clear  Standards Fair Assessments Curriculum Framework Instruction Materials ...
Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania <ul><li>Pennsylvania Academic Standards describe what all students should kno...
Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania <ul><li>Fair Assessment s are a collection of evaluation tools used to measur...
Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania <ul><li>Drawn from the Academic Standards, the Curriculum Framework is a set ...
Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instruction is a collection of videos and other digital resources that highli...
Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Student Achievement Clear  Standards Materials & Resources Instruction Interv...
Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Student Achievement Clear  Standards Materials & Resources Instruction Interv...
Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Student Achievement Clear  Standards Instruction Fair Assessments Curriculum ...
Coming Soon The Circles are changing! Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Student Achievement Clear  Standards In...
<ul><li>Other Features </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed - RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retriev...
<ul><li>Informational Items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides statistics about SAS usage. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher Tool...
<ul><li>For Help… </li></ul><ul><li>Click on  Help  in the upper right-hand corner of any page in the portal </li></ul><ul...
Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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  • A brief overview of the 6 elements, will go into detail in module 2
  • Sas 101 1.1.2011[1]

    1. 1. An Overview of SAS
    2. 2. Why SAS? <ul><li>“ Their theory…holds that is all education stakeholders focus without vacillation on six components (clear standards, curriculum frameworks, materials and resources, instruction, fair assessments, and interventions) in all trainings, professional development, resources, and technical assistance, then student achievement will improve rapidly. These six components comprise Pennsylvania’s Standards Aligned System (SAS).” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Singing Out of the Same Songbook: The Standards Aligned System in Pennsylvania” – Adam Tanney, 2010 – p.4 </li></ul>Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    3. 3. Pennsylvania’s SAS Web Portal http://www.pdesas.com
    4. 4. <ul><li>SAS Portal Overview </li></ul><ul><li>There are two environments to SAS: </li></ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-registered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information and resources about the six elements are available to the public </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Registered Users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All public information available as well as the Teacher Tools </li></ul></ul>Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    5. 5. <ul><li>The Six Elements of the Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>Standards Aligned System </li></ul><ul><li>Users can access information about the Standards Aligned System by hovering on a circle or by clicking on one of the tabs under the SAS logo (when on the SAS portal). </li></ul>Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    6. 6. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Clear Standards Fair Assessments Curriculum Framework Instruction Materials & Resources Interventions Student Achievement
    7. 7. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania <ul><li>Pennsylvania Academic Standards describe what all students should know and be able to do as a result of instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Standards are displayed in multiple ways depending on a user’s needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Standards can also be downloaded from this view. </li></ul>Clear Standards Fair Assessments Instruction Materials & Resources Interventions Student Achievement Curriculum Framework
    8. 8. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania <ul><li>Fair Assessment s are a collection of evaluation tools used to measure student performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Assessment : </li></ul><ul><li>Summative </li></ul><ul><li>Formative </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmark </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic </li></ul>Clear Standards Fair Assessments Instruction Materials & Resources Interventions Student Achievement Curriculum Framework
    9. 9. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania <ul><li>Drawn from the Academic Standards, the Curriculum Framework is a set of teaching topics by subject and grade level. Incorporated are : </li></ul><ul><li>Big Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Questions </li></ul><ul><li>The Curriculum Framework is aligned to Standards and, where appropriate, Eligible Content. </li></ul>Clear Standards Curriculum Framework Instruction Materials & Resources Interventions Student Achievement Fair Assessments
    10. 10. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instruction is a collection of videos and other digital resources that highlight effective teaching strategies. Student Achievement Clear Standards Instruction Materials & Resources Interventions Fair Assessments Curriculum Framework
    11. 11. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Student Achievement Clear Standards Materials & Resources Instruction Interventions Fair Assessments Curriculum Framework <ul><li>Materials and Resources are a collection of curricular assets to assist educators in delivering standards aligned instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary Model Curriculum (VMC), incorporating learning progressions. </li></ul><ul><li>Units and lesson plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Content resources aligned to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Student Achievement Clear Standards Materials & Resources Instruction Interventions Fair Assessments Curriculum Framework <ul><li>Learning progressions illustrate how students grow academically and articulate what they are learning at each grade level. </li></ul><ul><li>They can be defined as roads or pathways that students travel as they progress toward mastery of the skills needed for career and college readiness. </li></ul><ul><li>Each road follows a route composed of a collection of building blocks that are defined by the content standards for a subject. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Student Achievement Clear Standards Instruction Fair Assessments Curriculum Framework Materials & Resources Interventions The purpose of interventions is to ensure students are provided with the standards-based supports they need to meet/exceed grade level standards.
    14. 14. Coming Soon The Circles are changing! Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Student Achievement Clear Standards Instruction Fair Assessments Curriculum Framework Materials & Resources Interventions and Instruction As SAS has been evolving and growing over time, feedback has indicated that while both the instruction and intervention elements are valuable assets, separating them into two district SAS elements is counterintuitive in terms of delivery of instruction; thus, the merging of these two creates the opportunity to create a key element missing from the current design: School Safety and Culture. This element will be developed and will include critical elements such as school climate standards, issues of bullying, and materials and resources to support safe schools. School Safety and Culture
    15. 15. <ul><li>Other Features </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed - RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieves the latest content from websites you are interested in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notifies you of changes or updated content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users who subscribe to the RSS Feed will receive an email notifying them of updates </li></ul></ul>Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    16. 16. <ul><li>Informational Items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides statistics about SAS usage. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows registered users access to compile a personal portfolio of resources, create standards based assessments, and to share those resources with other through a website. Also, the PD Center provides a platform to allow teachers across Pennsylvania to take online Professional Development to meet Act 48 requirements for certification. </li></ul></ul>Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    17. 17. <ul><li>For Help… </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Help in the upper right-hand corner of any page in the portal </li></ul><ul><li>The SAS Portal Help Desk website contains: </li></ul><ul><li>Help Desk Information and Hours </li></ul><ul><li>System Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>FAQs </li></ul><ul><li>Training Materials </li></ul><ul><li>About SAS </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary of terms </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    18. 18. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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