Teaching Trends - California's Assessment Battle

California adopted the NGSS science standards and has been teaching them for the entire 2016-17 school year. California education officials submitted a request to the U.S. Department of Education asking for a waiver from federal testing laws so they could begin giving students a new statewide science exam based on the NGSS standards...what the students were learning in their classrooms. The U.S.

EdGate Services - Standards Licensing

Since 1997, EdGate has invested time and energy in building and maintaining its repository which now hosts more than five million standards from around the world. It is the largest and most robust in the industry, covering twelve subject areas including Arts Education, Career Technical Education, Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, Health and PE, Language Arts, Math, Media/Technology, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.

January 2017 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

  • Arizona - Mathematics (2016)
  • New York  - Science (2016)
  • British Columbia - Social Studies (Draft 2016 Grades 10-12)
  • Virginia - Mathematics (2016)
  • Iowa Core - Language Arts (2016)
  • Arizona - Language Arts (2016)
  • New Jersey - Language Arts (2016)
  • Saskatchewan - Science (2016 Grades 10-12)
  • Oregon - Health and PE (Physical Education 2016)
  • Nebraska - Health and PE (Physical Education 2016)


Top Stories - January 2017

South Carolina Dept of Ed introduces K-8 Computer Science Standards
Beginning in 2018 K-8 students will be required to learn age appropriate computer science in all South Carolina public schools.

What's New November 2016

Six years after academic standards were adopted in the majority of states, all but a handful of states are seeing better outcomes. See the stats here.


November 2016 - Top Stories

California State Board Approves Science Framework, Based on NGSS
California's State Board of Education approved a new set of standards after leaders pushed for rewriting the science curriculum that had not been changed since the late 1990s.

DIY Alignment Tool

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CTE and the Makers Movement

The impact of the makers movement in Career and Technical Education (CTE) is unmistakable. Both education methods share a similar goal to prepare students for the global workforce through experience. The makers movement enhances the CTE experience by allowing students to dream, build, create and make in the context of real word industry.

College Readiness is not a High School Graduation Requirement

States have come to realize that high school graduates are not necessarily college ready and are taking steps to change that.  Although the Common Core initiative set out to make students better prepared for college, many college faculty note that they were not consulted about what skills are needed to make students college ready.  Taking the remedial courses in college sets students back both financially and time wise by adding to the expense of college and it taking longer for the student to complete his/her college graduation requirements.  Unfortunately, high schools are judged on how m