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SAS® Curriculum Pathways®

Improving and expanding educational opportunity

Increase student achievement and enhance teacher effectiveness with our proven online curriculum resources – offered free of charge to US middle and high schools, virtual schools, home schools and other teaching and learning environments. SAS Curriculum Pathways provides web-based curriculum resources in all core disciplines, accessible via single sign-on through a variety of learning management systems.


Since it was announced in December 2008 as a no-cost online curriculum resource to US educators in schools and homes, SAS Curriculum Pathways is now used in all 50 states by more than 120,000 teachers in 44,000 schools.

– Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS


Target higher-order thinking skills.

SAS Curriculum Pathways encourages students to explore, experiment and learn by manipulating information, variables and graphs using a variety of tools, simulations, models and examples. The environment fosters both active and collaborative learning that challenges students to connect ideas and become critical thinkers.

Take a learner-centered approach.

Structured and guided processes help students of varying abilities better understand concepts and develop skills. Hyperlinked explanations, animations, glossaries and rollover definitions help students grasp ideas, while motivating them to apply and evaluate what they learn.

Present math concepts in a clear, concise and engaging manner.

The Algebra 1 course emphasizes mathematical reasoning, rigor and balance using real-world examples, images, animations, videos and targeted feedback. Students are encouraged to reason, problem solve, communicate and identify connections among multiple representations.  This course takes a balanced approach to the three essential elements of rigor – conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application of key concepts – as recommended by the lead writers of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Integrate content and technology into the classroom – at no cost to educators.

SAS Curriculum Pathways' web-based learning environment uses proven instructional strategies and techniques, such as integrating primary-source materials and providing a broad, holistic context for specific learning concepts and skills. Students learn using a variety of resources – e.g., visual models, images, virtual labs, diagrams, graphic organizers, audio recordings of literary excerpts, poetry, dialogues, historical documents, and narrated and captioned videos.

Use formative and summative assessments.

All lessons have measurable outcomes, requiring students to apply, evaluate or synthesize information. Interactive tools provide multiple means of final assessment – building formative assessment into the learning process, or tailoring outcomes to meet student needs. Online activities and resources can be accessed repeatedly in preparation for summative assessments, such as end-of-course tests.

Draw from a variety of instructional strategies.

SAS Curriculum Pathways provides simulations and learning activities that incorporate real data so that students can experience and understand real-world applications. Students can test a hypothesis and validate conclusions, construct their understanding using interactive websites, apply learning in other contexts and bring external learning into the classroom.



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  • Interactive tools.
  • Tool-based lessons.
  • Mobile apps.
  • Audio tutorials.

  • Inquiries.
  • Web lessons.
  • Algebra 1 course.
  • Core disciplines.


SAS Curriculum Pathways is integrated with some of the world’s leading learning management systems, giving thousands of students and educators access to more than 1,250 interactive online curriculum resources at no cost. SAS Curriculum Pathways is now directly accessible through the following learning management systems and digital content solutions:

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