Need More Than Common Core

If you, like many publishers are coming to the realization that schools and districts are no longer satisfied with content aligned to Common Core standards only and are putting pressure on you to align your content to state-specific standards, we can help!

Our experts will use sophisticated technology developed by EdGate to create a crosswalk between your existing correlations and all of the other U.S. State standards.

There are several benefits to how we can help:

Keeping Physical Education Affordable

The Cooper Institute launched FitnessGram in 1982; it remains the standard fitness assessment tool of the President's Challenge. However, School officials cite budget cuts as affecting their ability to provide PE opportunities, according to a February 2012 report by the US Government Accountability Office.

With the basic idea that "all children deserve access to physical education opportunities, US Games has partnered with the Cooper Institute and is committed to providing the OPEN curriculum free of charge to all school districts throughout the country."

The Next Generation Science Standards in the US

The goal of those who collaborated on the NGSS movement was to have these standards embraced by at least a majority of the states. To date, only 15 states have officially adopted the NGSS, according to Liana Heitin of EdWeek.org.

Customer Experience

A topic of discussion at our quarterly meeting focused on the issue of Customer Experience and Client Support. This topic got us all thinking - what do we do to help our clients and what can we improve on? Where do we succeed and where do we fall short?

August 2015 - Staff Highlight

In this issue of the EdGate Observer, we would like to introduce a member of our Marketing Team, Sharla Schuller.

August 2015 - Top Stories

What's New in the New AP History Framework

The College Board issued a new AP U.S. History curriculum framework in 2014. Education Week breaks down the changes for the 2015 curriculum.


Common Core for College Readiness

August 2015 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

  • Arkansas - Arts Education (2014)
  • National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) - Arts Education (2014)
  • North Carolina - Mathematics Grades 9-12 Courses (Math I, II, III)
  • U.S. National Standards - Arts Education (2014 NCCAS)
  • Utah Exploring Technology - Career Technical Education (2015 Grade 8)

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION - NEW ADDITIONS AVAILABLE FOR STANDARDS LICENSING!

Content Development and Other Services

In last month's article we highlighted the fact that states are holding education leaders accountable for student success, using standards as the measurement of that success.  We explained how EdGate's subject experts can support you in this effort.

While standards alignment is one of the primary services we provide and a focus for most of our clients, other EdGate clients rely on the EdGate team for custom development of lessons, assessments, activities, metadata, taxonomies, and other special resources.

SmartBlog on Education

Our attention was captured by a recent three part blog written by Lucien Vattel, CEO of nonprofit GameDesk and founder and co-director of the PlayMaker School. The second blog in the series highlights play as the foundation for learning. "Through educational play, we get to explore new ideas and come to know ourselves, as well as those around us in often-profound ways" says Lucien Vattel. When researching early childhood standards for ages 3-5, EdGate found over 1,200 standards across the country that focus on imaginative play.Take a minute to explore the PlayMaker School site