What students should know or be able to do
Increase in complexity as student goes through
Assessment Anchor: Standards that are assessed
Eligible Content: Identifies how deeply an
Anchor should be covered
Used before, during, and after instruction
Purposes: inform teaching, learn about student
Summative: end of instruction (PSSA)
Formative: during instruction for feedback
Benchmark: how student is progressing toward
proficiency on grade level (4-Sight)
Diagnostic: prior to instruction, find student
strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, skills (DRA)
Specifies what is to be taught for each subject
Big Ideas: transcend grade levels
Concepts: key knowledge specific to grade
Competencies: what students should be able to
do, specific to grade level
Essential Question: link to the Big Ideas
Topics that align with the standards.
Ensure right level of challenge.
Focus teaching based on needs of each student.
Implementing strategies to increase student
Materials & Resources
Voluntary Model Curriculum included
Units, lesson plans, content resources all
aligned to standards.
Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading-
Supports and safety nets for specific student
Tools For Teachers
My ePortfolio: organize digital resources
My Website: website builder
Assessment Creator: created standards-based