What is Nvacs?

The Nevada Academic Content Standard (NVACS) Connectors were developed by the Nevada Department of Education’s (NDE) Office of Standards and Instructional Support in collaboration with district staff, RPDPs and parent groups to create a system of instruction and assessment aligned to the Nevada Academic Content …

Does Nevada Use Common Core?

When the Nevada State Board of Education voluntarily adopted the Common Core State Standards, they became Nevada’s Academic Content Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. Common Core does not dictate what lesson plans, programs, or textbooks teachers will use for curriculum.

What is the Nevada Alternate Assessment?

The NAA assesses student academic performance on Nevada Content Standards through direct observation of specific tasks. Each task is an indication of a specific academic skill that has been linked to grade level content.

Is Common Core still used in Florida?

Florida’s State Board of Education voted Wednesday to get rid of Common Core and replace those academic standards with a new set of language arts and math benchmarks.

What is the purpose of Social Studies in Nevada?

The purpose of the Nevada Academic Content Standards for Social Studies is to articulate a foundation of skills and content knowledge necessary for Nevada’s students to be successful in our increasingly diverse and global community.

What do you need to know about social studies?

The study of social studies focuses on deep understanding of concepts that enable students to think critically and systematically about local, regional, national, and global issues.

What are the six content areas in Nevada?

There are examples of different ways to approach learning experiences for students of all ages in all six content areas: history, geography, civics, economics, financial literacy, and multicultural. If you need support or have questions, please email [email protected].

How to demonstrate literacy skills in social studies?

Demonstrate literacy skills through analysis and evaluation of primary and secondary sources while at the same time synthesizing the material and engaging in academic discourse.