Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities
The Bureau of Special Education (BSE) is committed to educating students with significant cognitive disabilities. This page is dedicated to the parents,
teachers, and administrators committed to educational excellence and ensuring
effective instructional practices and fair assessments for students with
complex support needs. This page will be updated with current information about BSE’s initiative for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Standards Aligned System (SAS) Resources
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. There are a variety of teacher resources on the SAS portal applicable to instruction and assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The PASA Eligible Content is available at http://pdesas.org/Standard.
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) Resources
The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) provides
various resources and training links in supporting the implementation of
effective assessment and instructional practices aligned to Pennsylvania Standards for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities.