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.

POWER Library

POWER Library provides access to educational resources such as e-resources, eBooks, primary source digitized materials, the statewide union catalog of materials in libraries throughout Pennsylvania, and access to a librarian 24/7 via the Ask Here PA chat with a librarian service.

  • Teachers will find the e-resources (subscription databases of articles, news, photographs, videos, etc.) particularly useful in lesson plans.
  • The rich variety of e-resources covers topics such as Biography, Business, Children's Resources, Education, Literature, STEM, and more!

The POWER Library is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. © 2017

Access the POWER Library!

More SAS News

May
11
2017

FIRST

Effective July 1, 2017, the SAS FIRST application will no longer be availab...

May
10
2017

SEEKING TALENT POOL RECOMMENDATIONS

PDE maintains a file of emerging classroom leaders that includes a cadre o...

May
8
2017

Evaluation of Project Based Assessments (PBA)

For schools that have submitted Project Based Assessments (PBA) for evaluat...

Loading
Please wait...