Curriculum/Standards Information

Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System (SAS) Curriculum Framework

The Curriculum Framework specifies what is to be taught for each subject in the curriculum. In Pennsylvania, Curriculum Frameworks include Big Ideas, Concepts, Competencies and Essential Questions aligned to Standards and Assessment Anchors and, where appropriate, Eligible Content.

To view a Curriculum Framework, click this link and, either select a subject and then the grade level(s), or select a course.  Then click the Search button.

PMEA Model Curriculum Framework

After a nearly a two-and-a-half-year process, the PMEA Model Curriculum Framework (MCF) is now available to all PMEA members. This valuable resource connects the PA Standards and Competencies for the Arts and Humanities with the 2014 National Music Standards, as well as the 1994 National Music Standards. It is designed to be flexible and adaptable, allowing music teachers to easily access the most current trends in curriculum development. The MCF also allows music teachers the ability to synthesize these resources into their planning, instruction, and assessment.
To view the PMEA Model Curriculum Framework, click here.
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Trained PMEA presenters are available should a school district be interest in providing professional development on the Framework for its music faculty and/or curriculum leaders. More information on that can be found in the MCF Presentation Information.