PA Department of Education Solicits Feedback Regarding Eligible Content
November 7, 2014
The Pennsylvania Core Standards took effect in March of 2014. As described by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania’s Core Standards offer a set of rigorous, high-quality academic expectations in English Language Arts and Mathematics that all students should master by the end of each grade level. The PA Core Standards are robust and relevant to the real world and reflect the knowledge and skills our young people need to succeed in life after high school, in both post-secondary education and a globally competitive workforce.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has developed a website to solicit feedback from the public on the eligible content in English language arts and mathematics in grades three through eight, and Algebra I and Literature at the secondary level. Pennsylvania’s eligible content statements are a straightforward set of expectations for students to know and do at each grade level, and serve as the blueprint for the state assessments.
This website was designed to promote public awareness and understanding of the eligible content and obtain feedback from Pennsylvania educators, parents and the general public on the eligible content statements, their purpose, and value. If after gathering feedback the State concludes that significant changes are needed, they have communicated that they will engage in a revision process via statewide public hearings.
The website is currently populated with eligible content for grade three English language arts and mathematics and is available for public review. By mid-November, the website is to be expanded to encompass the eligible content for grades three through eight and Algebra I and Literature.
All community stakeholders are encouraged to visit http://paacademicreview.org and review the content. The feedback received will be invaluable to the State as they evaluate and refine the career and postsecondary expectations for students across Pennsylvania.
Lampeter-Strasburg School District
1600 Book Rd., Lancaster PA 17602
Administration Building: 717-464-4699
Lampeter Elementary School: 717-358-1880
Hans Herr Elementary School: 717-509-0300
Martin Meylin Middle School: 717-509-0289
Lampeter-Strasburg High School: 717-509-0485