July 2014 - Staff Highlight

Larry_JohnsonIn this issue of the EdGate Observer, we would like to introduce you to a member of our Management and Sales Team, Larry Johnson.

ISTE 2.0 - The Take Away

First, a BIG THANK YOU to those I was able to connect with at ISTE! It was great meeting you and I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. For those of you whom I missed, I am excited to make a connection with you soon!

PARCC Assessment Standards Now Available!

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has released a set of test specification documents, including assessment blueprints and evidence statement tables, to help educators and the general public better understand the design of the PARCC assessments.

Blueprints are a series of documents that together describe the content and structure of an assessment. These documents define the total number of tasks and/or items for any given assessment component, the standards measured, the item types, and the point values for each.

Summer School for Teachers

School districts across the country are holding training sessions on the Common Core standards for teachers even as some websites indicate the standards may be in jeopardy.

Teachers in Connecticut have already worked to better understand implementing the Common Core academic standards.

Where Did YOU Go on Your Summer Vacation?

Easter Island? Chitzen Itza? New Zealand? Turns out it's a really big world after all, and EdGate is ceaseless in its pursuit of international standards for our repository. Publishers look to us for the most comprehensive database of standards and New Zealand is among them! Currently, New Zealand's Ministry of Education oversees standards for Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies

June 2014 - Staff Highlight


In this issue of the EdGate Observer, we would like to introduce you to a member of our Digital/Video Content Project Team, Kathleen Ideguchi.