June 2017 - In This Issue

Hot Topic:
CTE Funding
Client Solution:
OER: new requirements on Ed funded resources
State Standards:
New York's revised standards
EdGate Services:
EdGate's New and Improved API
Standards Update
What's new in the repository?
Top Stories

Greetings everyone,       

We are delighted to announce the release of our new API. This first release offers more than double the amount of functions than our previous API and upcoming releases will offer at least 20 more functions. The new API will provide publishers with even more control of the correlation process and uses modern conventions and formats, accompanied by detailed documentation. Our goal is to give our clients the opportunity to use the same methods that the EdGate Correlation Services team uses for their 250+ publishing clients, without the challenge of having to manage the data internally. For more information on our API specs, please see the full article below.
As always, EdGate is your source for staying current with new developments in education and the impact of educational standards.

Gina Faulk
EdGate General Manager
FAA Certification Standards Added to EdGate Repository 

We've just added the Federal Aviation Administration Remote Pilot - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airman Certification Standards to our repository at the request of a client. Though rather specialized, this breaks new ground for us as we broaden the range of standards we can correlate to. With CTE gaining increasing importance and the proliferation of content intended to address this area, professional certification standards (including drone technology!) are growing in importance.

HotTopicHot Topic

CTE Funding   
The federal government funds CTE programs in the United States through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. Funds are distributed to states (2017 allocations by states can be found in the table at the end of  this document ),  who then provide it to school districts by methods that vary from state to state. Private funding also exists, but the foundations that provide it tend to focus on higher education, but are worth exploring, e.g. Carnegie Foundation and The Wallace Foundation.

More information can be found in this interview which also has some useful links for further exploration.

Project Manager

ClientSolutionClient Solution

OER: new requirements on Ed funded resources  
The U.S. Department of Education's  new open licensing rule 
has gone into effect.  Beginning in FY 2018, education resources created with Department of Education discretionary competitive grants ($4.2 billion in FY 2016) must be openly licensed and shared with the public.  Creative Commons (CC) congratulates the U.S. Department of Education for ensuring the public has access to the education resources it funds.

EdGate has been housing and aligning vetted web based educational resources to standards for almost 20 years in its Curriculum Matrix┬«With over 500,000 grade specific resources aligned to US state, national and international standards in our repository, the repository is great for teachers, home school parents and publishers needing to fill gaps in their curriculum.  These  educational resources include a mixture of free and OER course materials, lessons, streaming videos, interactive games, assessments, quizzes and more.  It can be a powerful tool for educators that are looking for supplemental and diverse material to enhance their curriculum.

Sign up for a free trial of Curriculum Matrix® to view the extensive collection in EdGate's OER repository.

By: Jodi Waugh
Project Manager
TeachingTrendsState Highlight

New York's Next Generation Learning Standards   
Two years in the making and New York State released their newly revised English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards. The changes were a touted as a departure from the Common Core learning standards and with the revisions came a new name: The Next Generation English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards.
Input from teachers, parents and the public was used in drafting the revised standards which after being released was open to public comment until June 2nd. The state explained the process resulted in substantive changes to both subjects.
Critics so far have criticized the English Language Arts revisions and claim the standards "weaken or muddy major requirements in reading and writing"
The state Board of Regents were expected to have a final vote on the standards this month but the vote has been postponed so more to come on if/when these new standards will be finalized. We will be keeping an eye out and our ears open for new developments!
For additional articles on the topic please see:

Project Manager  
EdgateServicesEdGate Services

EdGate's  New and Improved API!  
EdGate is excited to announce the launch of our new and improved API!
In an effort to further support the needs of our partners we have developed an API with more functionality and flexibility.
The EdGate Data Service is a REST based API platform that allows clients direct, secure access to the largest and most up to date repository of K-12 national and international educational standards in the world. Using the API gives clients and their developers complete control in creating tools to display standards and correlation data.
Access to the API is secure and protected via public/private key based authentication with features that include:  
  • JSON format
  • Browse standards and view detailed metadata about each standard
  • Search standards
  • See relationships between standards from different sets and authorities
  • View correlated standards for a content item    
  • View correlated items for a standard
  • Faceted search of all client content metadata housed by EdGate
  • View other related client content for a specific content item
  • Upload, edit, and delete content items individually or in batches
  • COMING SOON:  Align your own content!
Standards and correlation data housed by EdGate is always up to date with the most recently adopted curriculum available in real-time as repository updates occur.  If you would like to learn how you can provide your customers with this dynamic search tool to display "live", on-demand correlation data from your website, please contact us  and one of our Account Executives will be happy to assist.
Heather Hawthorne
Gina Faulk 
General Manager 
Tracy Olstad,  
Senior Account Executive  
Heather Hawthorne
Account Manager
standardsStandards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:
  • Minnesota Early Indicators of Progress (2016)
  • Singapore Ministry of Education Math Standards (2017 Grades K-12)
  • College Board AP Calculus AB/BC (2016 Grades 9-12)
  • Western Australia Social Studies/Humanities Standards (2017 Grades K-10)
  • Australia - Victorian Curriculum - Mathematics (2016 Grades K-12)
  • New Foundland and Labrador Science Standards (2016 Grades K-10)
  • FAA-S-ACS-10 Remote Pilot Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drone Standards) (2016)

College Entrance Exams: More students take ACT than SAT

Students enrolling at the University of Pennsylvania for fall of 2017 had more students take the ACT than the SAT. The Ivy League university is seeing this as a general shift in the college-entrance exam marketplace. 

California students go online in record numbers to take Common Core-aligned tests, with few glitches

In recent months nearly 500,000 students sat at desk tops, laptops and tablets to take the California online standardized tests. While some districts experienced issues as test-takers pushed the system to the limit, the tests went off without too many glitches. 

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EdGate Correlation Services works with over 250 content providers to increase the value of their products in a rapidly expanding digital world. EdGate uses its patented technology and highly skilled staff to assure client success. Employing its nearly two decades of innovation experience, EdGate has proven learning platforms, robust metadata tools and comprehensive correlation services to serve every clients unique needs.  

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