Standards-Based Grading and the Structure of Standards

Discussion continues to take place regarding the integration of standards into teaching in ways beyond outlining the curriculum to be taught. One idea that has arisen recently has been the concept of standards-based grading, in which students are given ratings based on their level of mastery of individual concepts within a larger course. Proponents of this system state that it has advantages ranging from enabling better-targeted teaching to reducing test anxiety.

EdGate Supports Microsoft Education with Thousands of Educational Standards and OER

We are excited to announce EdGate's partnership with Microsoft Education. Through an agreement with Microsoft, EdGate supplies links and metadata for carefully curated and vetted OER that have been aligned to national and international educational standards. Additionally, EdGate provides Microsoft with ongoing and constantly updated K-12 education standards.

Microsoft's Minecraft

Bringing technology into the classroom is a topic we revisit often as it is such an important aspect of the 21st century classroom. Content providers are continuing to integrate innovative and fun resources to enhance student learning. One such resource is Microsoft's Minecraft game which was recently featured in an article touting its use in the Montour Pennsylvania School District.

Standards-to-Standards Comparison; EdGate makes it a cinch

Have you ever entertained the idea of how much variation there is or is not between educational standards? If you have, the next question that may naturally come to mind is, "What would be the best way for me to find out?" then groan internally when you realize you may need to go state-by-state and compare each set.

K-12 Educational Standards Trends 2018

In the U.S. alone there are millions of educational standards

Here at EdGate we license and correlate content to a mind-blowing number of standards. Here's a look at the trends we've seen in the past year:


Standards Update - January 2018

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:
  • College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies (2017 - Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
  • Georgia CTE Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) (2013 - Grades 9-12)
  • Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools (2010 - Grades K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7-8,9-12)
  • New York City Social Studies Scope and Sequence (2014 - Grades 6,7,8)
  • New York City Social Studies Scope and Sequence (2014 - Grades 9,10,11,12)

What's New in Sex Ed?

In the series "Educating the 21st Century Child" Erik Hawkins address the changing needs in Sex Education for today's teenagers. An unprecedented level of access to technology and near constant interaction with social media mean that students are often far ahead of sex education curriculum.

Need OER? We've just added 6,000 new OER items to our Repository.

Over the last few months EdGate has bolstered its vast repository of aligned educational resources by aligning more than 6,000 new resources for the Curriculum Matrix® from these sources: Algebra Help, Character First Education,, CommonLit, EconEd, Extreme Science, Georgia Virtual Learning, IEP, Math Assessment Resources (MARS), Math Facts Café, Mathway, National Zoo, Paul's Online Math Notes, Random Acts of Kindness, Science for Kids, The Ned Show, and Wonderopolis.  Additionally the alignments of another 4,000 resources will be available in the repository soon from these sou

LGBT lessons in California schools

California has become the first state in the US to adopt textbooks that highlight the contributions of people who contributed to the development of California and the US as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.