How is PASA linked to PA State Standards?
The PA Alternate Standards were developed by the PASA Project Team in collaboration with content area experts, and were validated through field tests. The skills included on the PASA are derived from the Pennsylvania Content Standards and Assessment Anchors; however, those general content standards and assessment anchors have been adapted to create the Alternate Academic Content Standards and Alternate Assessment Anchors, which are more meaningful and appropriate for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. These alternate content standards and assessment anchors are continually reviewed and revised to make sure they align with the current general content standards and assessment anchors.
Information and resources from PDE regarding Pennsylvania’s Standards Aligned System for students with complex support needs can be accessed on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s web site at http://www.education.state.pa.us/