Standards Aligned System

The Standards Aligned System (SAS), developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is a comprehensive, researched-based resource to improve student achievement. SAS identifies six elements that impact student achievement: Standards, Assessments, Curriculum Framework, Instruction, Materials & Resources, and Safe and Supportive Schools. Schools and educators across Pennsylvania are supported in their efforts to implement SAS by the development of a state-of-the-art portal.

April is the Month of the Young Child...

an opportunity to highlight the importance of early learning and the educators who support the positive development of young children.

It’s about Brain Architecture!
Early experiences affect the development of brain architecture, which provides the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. Just as a weak foundation compromises the quality and strength of a house, adverse experiences early in life can impair brain architecture, with negative effects lasting into adulthood.

Office of Child Development and Early Learning:
Your Partner in Quality Education The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) strives to build a strong foundation for children, starting at birth through the establishment of a quality education continuum to age five.

Visit PDE Early Learning to learn more about resources to support young children.

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Future Ready PA Index Indicator: Rigorous Courses of Study

The Rigorous Courses of Study Indicator represents the percentage of 12th g...



April is the Month of the Young Child...

an opportunity to highlight the importance of early learning and the educators who support the positive development of young children.

It’s about Brain Architecture!
Early experiences affect the development of brain architecture, which provides the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. Just as a weak foundation compromises the quality and strength of a house, adverse experiences early in life can impair brain architecture, with negative effects lasting into adulthood.

Office of Child Development and Early Learning:
Your Partner in Quality Education The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) strives to build a strong foundation for children, starting at birth through the establishment of a quality education continuum to age five.

Visit PDE Early Learning to learn more about resources to support young children.

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