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Standards Aligned System



Standards Aligned System (SAS) is a developing architecture you as a participant in our education community need to know about. 

The Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System (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 improvement.

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 SAS 6 Circles - Explained

Clear Standards Clear, high standards that establish what all students need to know and be able to accomplish.
Fair Assessments Fair assessments aligned to the standards.
Curriculum Framework A framework specifying Big Ideas, Concepts, and Competencies in each subject area/at each grade level.
Instruction Aligned instruction--aligning instruction with standards involves identifying strategies that are best suited to help students achieve the expected performance.
Materials and Resources Materials that address the standards.
Interventions A safety net/intervention system that insures all students meet standards.