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Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content

The Assessment Anchors are one of the many tools the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has developed to better align curriculum, instruction and assessment practices throughout the state. PDE first released the Assessment Anchors for Mathematics and Reading in 2004. The Assessment Anchors, like the Standards, are dynamic documents and will be adjusted periodically.

Reading/English Language Arts

Assessment Anchors Toolkit

Adopt-an-Anchor is one of many tools that the Department of Education has developed to help schools and districts better understand the Assessment System and how it links to quality teaching and learning. Adopt-an-Anchor is designed specifically to support teachers and leaders in schools and districts in making solid decisions about using the Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors to drive high-quality, aligned instruction across the curriculum.

Mathematics Anchor Cards
Reading Anchor Cards
Context Counts Reading Anchor Cards
Context Counts