May 2015 - Top Stories

Some Districts are Bringing New Science Standards to Classrooms Early

Thirteen states and the District of Columbia have formally adopted the Next Generation Science standards. However, in states such as Florida, Missouri, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania, which have not yet adopted the standards, some districts are moving ahead with the Next Generation Science Standards anyway.

AP/IP Meeting the Demand for Rigorous Learning Experiences

Long considered the go-to option for U.S. high school students who need challenging work beyond the standard curriculum, Advanced Placement courses are not the only option for an academic challenge. About 830 U.S. high schools offer the International Baccalaureate program, which also provides a rigorous set of courses, compared to nearly 14,000 public high schools (2012-2013 school year) that offer AP.

Correlation User Interface Data Analytics

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May 2015 - Staff Highlight

In this issue of the EdGate Observer, we would like to introduce a member of our Digital Content/Video Team, Holly Newman Dzyban.

Computer Science Classes in the Spotlight

Fourteen States will now count Computer Science classes as math science and/or foreign language credits that will apply towards a High School Diploma, according to a report by the Education Commission of the States. The new graduation policies are aimed at "aligning K-12 course offerings and graduation requirements with the needs of the workforce." These computer science classes are not meant to replace core math, science, and foreign language requirements.

May 2015 - Curriculum Matrix® Updates

May 2015 Updates

New to the Curriculum Matrix® this month are aligned resources from Calculation Nation,  Math Assessment Resources Service, Beacon Learning Center and  The newly aligned resources from Calculation Nation,  Math Assessment Resources Service, and Beacon Learning Center include math items.  Newly aligned resources from include math, science and social studies items. Links to these aligned resources are already loaded into your Curriculum Matrix® profiles and readily available for your team to access.

Victory Productions Creates Partnership with EdGate Correlation Services for Development of OER Rapid Prototype

EdGate Correlation Services has been selected by Victory Productions to help develop a rapid prototype for the K-12 OER (Open Educational Resources) Collaborative this spring.

Victory Productions is one of 10 content developers creating prototypes for the Collaborative, a group of 12 states creating comprehensive open educational resources for K-12 Mathematics and English Language Arts aligned to Common Core learning standards. The Collaborative wants to provide greater flexibility for schools to obtain quality educational content.

April 2015 - Staff Highlight

In this issue of the EdGate Observer, we would like to introduce a member of our Digital Content Team, Lisa Waugh.