May 2019 Newsletter

This Month’s Top Standards News and Trends

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Check out the impressive list of standards that have been added to the EdGate standards repository in the last month. Not to mention that we are now delivering standards updates directly to your Inbox (see details on how to sign up). Plus our new AI-based alignment tool makes correlating large volumes of content a snap! Read on for more details.

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Hot Topic

In addition to EdGate’s traditional alignment service and the DIY ExACT Alignment Tool, EdGate now offers ExACT AutoAlign.  ExACT AutoAlign offers the ability to do high volume alignments with short turnaround time for a competitive price. ExACT AutoAlign analyzes metadata associated with a resource and recommends concepts from the EdGate Concept Index. When concepts are associated with the resource, alignments can then be made between the resource and state or national standards following EdGate's patented process. Note that the alignments can be made to any set of standards currently in the EdGate repository. Metadata used in ExACT AutoAlign can include the item's title, description, and metadata from webpages, web presentations, transcripts, or any other textual information in any format.  The tool can also recommend relevant keywords to aid in discoverability of the resource.  ExACT AutoAlign is available with a subscription via API or the ExACT Alignment Tool.  If your company has large volumes of content that need to be aligned in a short period of time, please contact our Account Executives for more information.

By: Kathleen Ideguchi
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State Highlight

The California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan, agenda Item 03, suggests strategies to state and local school district officials that could increase the number of computer science classes. Only 39 percent of California high schools offer computer science courses, which means only 3 percent of all high school students in the state are enrolled in computer science. And of those students, only 29 percent are female in the introductory classes, and even fewer females are in the Advanced Placement classes.

Setting the stage for better Computer Science, California’s State Board of Education passed new Computer Science Standards for grades K-12 in September 2018. The state also created a 23-member panel, who spent over a year working on the plan to ensure that teachers are prepared and that the state’s new computer science standards are implemented fairly.

While California has a plan to implement more computer science courses and better equity, the state has not allocated any funding to help school districts pay for these improvements, resulting in the plan being voluntary instead of mandatory. Everything seems in place, except funding

By: Larry Johnson
Project Manager

 

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Standard Updates

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

  • North Dakota Technology Education - (AD 2019) Computer Science K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Oklahoma Academic Standards for Social Studies AD 2019 (IMP 2019-2020) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Continuum Language Arts - (AD/IMP 2014 / 2016) 0-12 months, 12-24 months, 24-36 months, 36 months-60 months, K,1,2
  • Ontario Standards Social Studies - Update (AD 2018) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Kentucky Technology Education - (AD 2018) Computer Science K-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Business Management and Administration Breakouts - 130.132 Princ of Business (TX) Career Technical Education - (AD 2015) 9-12
  • Texas TEKS Streamlined Social Studies Standards DRAFT 2018 - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Oregon Social Studies DRAFT 2018 - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Texas TEKS Streamlined Science Standards DRAFT 2018 - K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9-12
  • New York State Language Arts AD 2017 (IMP 2019-2020) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • South Carolina Social Studies AD 2019 (IMP 2020) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • South Dakota English Language Arts AD 2018 (IMP 2019-2020) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • South Dakota Mathematics AD 2018 (IMP 2019-2020) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Kentucky Social Studies DRAFT 2018 - DRAFT STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Colorado Computer Science AD 2018 (IMP 2020) Technology Education - UPCOMING STANDARDS - 9-12
  • Colorado Science AD 2018 (IMP 2020-2021) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Michigan Social Studies DRAFT 2018 - DRAFT STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Arizona Science AD 2018 (IMP 2019-2020) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Wyoming Science AD 2016 (IMP 2020-2021) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9-12
  • Colorado World Languages AD 2018 (IMP 2020-2021) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Arizona Social Studies AD 2017 (IMP 2020-2021)  - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9-12
  • Tennessee Social Studies AD 2017 (IMP 2019-2020) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Texas TEKS English and Spanish Language Arts AD 2017 (9-12 IMP 2020-21)  - UPCOMING STANDARDS - 9-12
  • Texas TEKS English and Spanish Language Arts AD 2017 (K-8 IMP 2019-20) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Virginia Science AD 2018 (IMP 2021) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Colorado Social Studies AD 2018 (IMP 2020-2021) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Hawaii Science AD 2016 (IMP 2019-2020) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Hawaii Social Studies AD 2018 (IMP 2019) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Iowa Core Social Studies AD 2017 (IMP 2019) - UPCOMING STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
  • Oklahoma Social Studies DRAFT 2019 - DRAFT STANDARDS - K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12

 

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