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Sas Overview

  1. 1. An Overview of SAS
  2. 2. Why SAS?“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).”“Singing Out of the Same Songbook: The Standards Aligned System in Pennsylvania” – Adam Tanney, 2010 – p.4 Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2
  3. 3. Pennsylvania’s SAS Web Portal
  4. 4. SAS Portal OverviewThere are two environments to SAS: Public  Non-registered  Information and resources about the six elements are available to the public Registered Users  All public information available as well as the Teacher Tools Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 4
  5. 5. The Six Elements of the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned SystemUsers 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). Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 5
  6. 6. Clear Standards Fair Interventions Assessments Materials & Curriculum Resources Framework InstructionCopyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 6
  7. 7. • Pennsylvania Academic Clear Standards Standards describe what all students should know Fair and be able to do as aInterventions Assessments result of instruction. • Standards are displayed in multiple ways Materials & Curriculum depending on a user’s Resources Framework needs. Instruction • Standards can also be downloaded from this view. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 7
  8. 8. Fair Assessments Clear are a collection of Standards evaluation tools usedInterventions Fair Assessments to measure student performance. Types of Assessment : Materials & Resources Curriculum Framework • Summative • Formative Instruction • Benchmark • Diagnostic Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 8
  9. 9. Drawn from the Academic Standards, the Curriculum Clear Framework is a set of teaching Standards topics by subject and grade level. Incorporated are : FairInterventions Assessments • Big Ideas •Concepts •Competencies Materials & Curriculum • Essential Questions Resources Framework The Curriculum Framework is Instruction aligned to Standards and, where appropriate, Eligible Content. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 9
  10. 10. Instruction is a Clear Standards collection of videos Fair and other digitalInterventions Assessments resources that highlight effective teaching strategies. Materials & Curriculum Resources Framework Instruction Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 10
  11. 11. Materials and Resources are a collection of curricular Clear Standards assets to assist educators in delivering standards aligned Fair instruction. Interventions Assessments • Voluntary Model Curriculum (VMC), incorporating learning progressions.Materials & CurriculumResources Framework • Units and lesson plans. Instruction • Content resources aligned to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 11
  12. 12. •Learning progressions illustrate how students grow academically Clear Standards and articulate what they are learning at each grade level. Interventions Fair Assessments •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.Materials &Resources Curriculum Framework • Each road follows a route composed of a collection of Instruction building blocks that are defined by the content standards for a subject. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 12
  13. 13. The purpose of interventions is to Clear StandardsInterventions Fair Assessments ensure students are provided with the standards-based Materials & supports they need to Resources Curriculum Framework meet/exceed grade Instruction level standards. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 13
  14. 14. Coming Soon The Circles are changing! As SAS has been evolving and growing over time, feedback has indicated that while both the Clear Standards instruction and intervention elementsInterventions are valuable assets, separating them and Fair into two district SAS elements is Assessments Instruction counterintuitive in terms of delivery of instruction; thus, the merging of these two creates the opportunity to create a key element missing from the Materials & current design: School Safety and Curriculum Resources Framework Culture. This element will be School developed and will include critical Instruction Safety and elements such as school climate Culture standards, issues of bullying, and materials and resources to support safe schools. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 14
  15. 15. Other Features RSS Feed-RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication  Retrieves the latest content from websites you are interested in  Notifies you of changes or updated content  Users who subscribe to the RSS Feed will receive an email notifying them of updates Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 15
  16. 16. • Informational Items – Provides statistics about SAS usage.• Teacher Tools – 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. Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 16
  17. 17. For Help…• Click on Help in the upper right-hand corner of any page in the portalThe SAS Portal Help Desk website contains:• Help Desk Information and Hours• System Requirements• FAQs• Training Materials• About SAS• Glossary of terms Copyright ©2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 17
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