What is Metadata and How Does It Impact Education?

Content developers and application providers can optimize the content search experience for educators by capturing, tagging and delivering learning standards and content in a consistent and machine-readable metadata format. This enables educators to find the content necessary to help their students achieve standard mastery.

Why Point-to-Point Integrations Can’t Be the Right Answer for Interoperability

Data integration solutions are sprouting up all over the K-12 education sector. But, unfortunately, too many of these solutions – often driven by district-specific needs – focus on integrating data only between two individual systems. For this reason, point-to-point solutions simply can’t be the right long-term solution for school districts’ interoperability needs.

MasteryConnect: Empowering Leadership

Certica was recently invited to participate in the MasteryConnect Mastery Leadership Institute where school leaders from across the country were challenged to evaluate the use of assessment data at their schools. Attendees left inspired and ready to implement the practical challenges offered during the Institute.

Standards and Assessment News | March 1

A group of Missouri superintendents have formed a partnership aimed at improving testing programs. Idaho and Ohio approve science standards. Follow us on Twitter @CommonCorner for more education news.

What District CIOs Can Learn from the Salesforce.com Model

The cloud-based hub and spoke model, with a persistent data hub at the center (often called an operational data store or ODS), surrounded by integrated transactional applications, is the ideal architecture for enabling secure, bidirectional integration and application interoperability.

Standards and Assessment News | February 15

States consider assessment changes as Mississippi debates replacing end of course assessments with ACT and Illinois considers leaving PARCC. Colorado considers adopting customized NGSS.

Selecting the Right Reading Passage for Your Next Assessment

You have just completed a month’s worth of lessons, and now it’s time to measure your students’ progress. When crafting your formative assessment, how will you select the right reading passages to ensure your assessment effectively measures mastery?