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

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The Importance of STEM Education in America

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, collectively known as STEM remain high on the list of priorities in education.

Techie Parents Work to Reinvent School

A movement by former technology executives to found private schools that emphasize performance standards over content aims to educate young people to meet the demands of future jobs.

Adopted vs. Implemented Standards

When states develop new standards, there are a couple of important milestones of interest to teachers, school districts, and publishers: adoption and implementation.