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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, Character.org, 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.

Updating Standards is Tricky Business

If you are an educational publisher, chances are you are painfully aware that keeping up with every state and the changes they make to standards is a sticky wicket.

It is estimated that changes to standards occur at approximately 30% each year across the U.S., but how do you know which ones update and when?

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For those who have an interest in International or Supplemental standards, below is a sampling of other sets we track in our system:

Incorporating Competency-Based Learning

Competency-based learning has become increasingly popular in higher learning and K-12 environments. This model requires students to demonstrate mastery of a subject rather than relying on hours spent to determine readiness to advance. This method demands more from educators in terms of time and planning, but benefits students of all types. High achievers are able to move ahead when ready and struggling students are given the time needed to fully grasp concepts before progressing.

EdGate is your resource for State DOE Third Party Reviews

More State Departments of Education are requiring an outside party to perform an objective, 'third party review' of content being considered for approval.  The main purpose is to verify the correlations to a state's standards that a publisher asserts are justifiable correlations. As part of this review, the state also requires the third party reviewer to provide a correlation percentage of the publisher's content to their state standards. The threshold for approval is usually 90% correlated alignment. Examples of states requiring third party reviews are Virginia and Indiana.

Need Georgia Department of Education Learning Standards CASE Format Identifiers? Yeah, We've Got Those.

Be one of the first publishers to have your correlations connected with the Georgia Department of Education Competency and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) identifiers.  Looking to feed your correlations into systems that are compatible with the Georgia Standards of Excellence and their CASE identifiers?  Look no further than EdGate.  If your content is currently correlated and in the EdGate repository, we can provide the Georgia CASE identifiers for correlations to the Georgia Standards of Excellen

Standards Update - November 2017

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Standards Update - October 2017

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include: