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Basal Textbook Correlations

With the ever changing K-12 market, publishers are looking at new ways to leverage their reading programs and supplemental materials. Our solution of the month is basal textbook correlations!

In addition to our current extensive basal textbook correlations library we have just added Scott Foresman Reading Street 2013 to the EdGate Repository, and just last month we added McGraw-Hill Treasures 2011. In the coming months additions will include McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders 2014, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys and National Geographic Reach for Reading.

Coexisting With OER?

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) seemed to be throwing down the gauntlet to publishers in its newest report "OER State Policy in K-12 Education: Benefits, Strategies, and Recommendations for Open Access, Open Sharing" with a statement that said "Today's textbooks are obsolete and the acquisition process is broken." The report explains the benefits of Open Educational Resources (OER) in the new Common Core State Standards climate according to iNACOL.

Enhancements Are Available For Your Customer User Interface

If your correlations service contract includes delivery of alignments via a Client User Interface (CUI), you may want to consider updating your CUI with the new enhanced look. The CUI display has been updated for standards and content searches and is available in various color schemes.