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PA Department of Education

Environment and Ecology

Environment and ecology is grounded in the complexity of the world we live in and its sustainability. It examines the world's natural processes and social systems.  Environment and ecology places emphasis on the real world.  Through a sound academic content base, students learn how their everyday lives revolve around their use of the natural world, the resources it provides and the laws that influences it.

Standards Aligned Systems

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.