Curriculum Frameworks include Big Ideas, Concepts, Competencies, and Essential Questions aligned to Standards and Assessment Anchors and, where appropriate, Eligible Content.

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Curriculum Framework Definitions:
Term Definition
Big Ideas Declarative statements that describe concepts that transcend grade levels. Big Ideas are essential to provide focus on specific content for all students.
Concepts Describe what students should know (key knowledge) as a result of this instruction specific to grade level.
Competencies Describe what students should be able to do (key skills) as a result of this instruction, specific to grade level.
Essential Questions Questions connected to the SAS framework and are specifically linked to the Big Ideas. They should frame student inquiry, promote critical thinking, and assist in learning transfer.
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