Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content


The Assessment Anchors are one of the many tools the Pennsylvania Department of Education has developed to better align curriculum, instruction and assessment practices throughout the state. PDE first released the Assessment Anchors for Mathematics and Reading in the spring of 2004. The Assessment Anchors, like the Standards, are dynamic documents and will be adjusted periodically.
Assessment Anchor Introduction (PDF)
Assessment Anchor FAQs
//Get Ready, Get Set, GO!// Assessment Anchor Rollout PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

Mathematics
Mathematics Introduction and Glossaries - Please read the mathematics introduction before continuing on to the Assessment Anchors.
Mathematics Introduction (PDF)
Mathematics Introduction (Word)
Grades 3 and 4 Math Assessment Anchor Glossary (PDF)
Grades 3 and 4 Math Assessment Anchor Glossary (Word)
Grades 5 and 6 Math Assessment Anchor Glossary (PDF)
Grades 5 and 6 Math Assessment Anchor Glossary (Word)
Grades 7 and 8 Math Assessment Anchor Glossary (PDF)
Grades 7 and 8 Math Assessment Anchor Glossary (Word)
Grade 11 Math Assessment Anchor Glossary (PDF)
Grade 11 Math Assessment Anchor Glossary (Word)
Math Assessment Anchors
Grade 3 Math Assessment Anchors (PDF)
Grade 3 Math Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 4 Math Assessment Anchors (PDF)Grade 4 Math Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 5 Math Assessment Anchors (PDF)Grade 5 Math Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 6 Math Assessment Anchors (PDF)Grade 6 Math Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 7 Math Assessment Anchors (PDF)Grade 7 Math Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 8 Math Assessment Anchors (PDF)Grade 8 Math Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 11 Math Assessment Anchors (PDF)Grade 11 Math Assessment Anchors (Word)


Reading
Reading Introduction and Glossaries - Please read the reading introduction before continuing on to the Assessment Anchors.
Reading Introduction (PDF)
Reading Introduction (Word)
Reading Assessment Anchor Glossary (PDF)
Reading Assessment Anchor Glossary (Word)

Reading Assessment Anchors
Grade 3 Reading Assessment Anchors (PDF)Grade 3 Reading Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 4 Reading Assessment Anchors (PDF)
Grade 4 Reading Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 5 Reading Assessment Anchors (PDF)Grade 5 Reading Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 6 Reading Assessment Anchors (PDF)
Grade 6 Reading Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 7 Reading Assessment Anchors (PDF)Grade 7 Reading Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 8 Reading Assessment Anchors (PDF)
Grade 8 Reading Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 11 Reading Assessment Anchors (PDF)Grade 11 Reading Assessment Anchors (Word)

Science
Science Assessment Anchors
Science Introduction (PDF)
Science Introduction (Word)
Science Assessment Glossary (PDF)
Science Assessment Glossary (Word)
Grade 4 Science Assessment Anchors (PDF)
Grade 4 Science Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 8 Science Assessment Anchors (PDF) Grade 8 Science Assessment Anchors (Word)
Grade 11 Science Assessment Anchors (PDF)
Grade 11 Science Assessment Anchors (Word)