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At Last–Science Books Written Specifically to Pennsylvania's Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content––at Three Different Reading Levels!

Can’t Find the Right Curriculum Materials to Match Pennsylvania’s Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content for Science and Technology and Reading?

You’re not alone. Educators across the state have struggled to find matching science content at reading levels appropriate for their students. Fortunately, the search is over.

Focus on Pennsylvania Standards is a series of reproducible, nonfiction books written to meet the specific Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content required by Pennsylvania’s Academic Standards for  Science and Technology.and Reading. Our books and curriculum support are not the repackaged, recorreleted material full of instructional gaps that you find from other publishers. Each book has been carefully written and designed to provide the content and skill support your students need to exceed expectations on the fourth-grade and eight-grade Pennsylvania System of School Assessment in Science and Reading.

Three Different Reading Levels for Differentiated and Value-Added Instruction

Not only are our nonfiction books written for Pennsylvania, each Focus on Pennsylvania  Standards title has three versions—below level, on level, and above level. Finally, you can match instruction to your students' ability levels enabling all students access to Pennsylvania’s required curriculum.

Assessments that Match the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment

Focus on Pennsylvania Standards assessments match the multiple choice and SOE questions your students will encounter on the PSSA in Science.

Teach Nonfiction Reading Skills that Match Pennsylvania’s Reading Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content, Too!

Focus on Pennsylvania Standards provides practice in important nonfiction reading skills and strategies required by Pennsylvania's Eligibile Content in Reading. Each title is accompanied by several different activities that teach and apply comprehension and vocabulary skills and strategies. You will cover science and social studies content AND teach nonfiction reading skills at the same time.

Be a Teacher Not a Tester!

Focus on Pennsylvania Standards is not a “test-prep” series. You will not be spending hours “teaching to the test.” However, your students will perform better on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment in Science because you will be teaching the science concepts and communication skills found on the test. Not only will your students perform better, they will enjoy learning about the fascinating world around them.

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