Standards-Aligned Systems in Pennsylvania. May 2008 Leslie Trimmer, Ed.D. Tracy Ficca. Goals. Define Standards Aligned Systems, identify its purpose, and understand all segments of the system
Leslie Trimmer, Ed.D.
What SAS is – What SAS is NOT
The Pennsylvania Standards Aligned
Systems (SAS) is a collaborative product
of research and good practice that
identifies six distinct elements which, if
utilized together, will provide schools and
districts a common framework for continuous
school and district enhancement and
Establish what all
students should know
and be able to
Aligned to PA Standards
A framework specifying Big Ideas,
Concepts, and Competencies
in each subject area/at
each grade level.
Aligned with standards in order
to identifying strategies that
are best suited to help
students achieve the
Chosen as a guide for selecting
only material from textbooks,
reading materials, software,
and any other instructional
resources that are needed
to fit the framework
and match the standards.
A safety net/intervention
all students meet standards
Ed Hub will continue to use the six segments to design the Pennsylvania Standards-Aligned System.
What is the truly important mathematics at this grade level or in this course?
Time is just one aspect of measurement!
Measurement is a critical ingredient to understanding relationships and in applying mathematics to real-world situations.
Grouping by 10’s and Place Value
Place value is the key to all numeration and number sense for real numbers!
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