Certica & the Ed-Fi Alliance Team Up to Add Learning Standards to Ed-Fi
Certica and the Ed-Fi Alliance launch a new Learning Standards Initiative that makes the Academic Benchmarks repository of more than 4 million digitized learning standards available in Ed-Fi— so educators can report and analyze data by learning standard, and compare and correlate data from multiple assessments. What does this mean for LEAs, SEAs and vendors? Read the press release to find out more information.
Learning Standards Management
AB Connect includes the Academic Benchmarks repository of 4 million learning standards. Certica reviews, digitizes and curates standards; once captured, each standard is deconstructed to the most granular ideas and enriched with metadata, including a unique identifier − the AB GUID − which has enabled significant content interoperability in education.
Alignment and Tagging Recommendation
AB Connect features a powerful AI-based engine which provides machine assistance to make content tagging and alignment highly efficient. The machine-assisted accuracy of AB Connect has been measured to be over 92% on a machine-only basis and as high as 99.98% with subject matter expert involvement. Machine-assisted alignments are executed up to four times faster than manual alignment.
Subject Matter Expertise
Our specialists have deep expertise with learning standards and education metadata, content tagging and alignment, validation of machine learning algorithms, technology services and industry best practices to help enhance client products and expand their market reach, while reducing development costs and time-to-market.
AB Connect Overview
AB Connect allows technology providers to enable highly efficient content search and discovery in their websites, applications and platforms, and integrate multiple types and sources of content. APIs and application user interfaces provide extensive functionality that enables access to and management of learning standards, AB GUIDs and relevant data connections, as well as the following capabilities:
More than just libraries of standards, AB Connect also includes standards relationships, which allow for complex connection points and linkages between standards. Standards relationships allow providers to leverage existing standards alignments and expedite alignment of content to multiple states and market segments.
The AB Connect taxonomies − concepts, topics and key ideas − provide a common language for describing any type of learning asset, including lessons, passages, articles, videos, test questions and books. The AB Connect AI-based engine powers a highly accurate and efficient recommendation, tagging and alignment process. Machine learning algorithms — coupled with subject matter expert validation — apply taxonomic classifications to every learning standard, enabling powerful search and discovery by not only increasing the number of facets linked to an asset, but also linking facets to one another.
Standards Connect allows standards developers and instructional specialists to easily author, manage and publish machine-readable learning standards while leveraging the established Academic Benchmarks repository of industry-adopted learning standards and unique identifier.
“With AB Connect, Nearpod provides highly accurate 50-state alignments for our growing library of over 6,000 lessons, in a manner that permits us to update those alignments as the learning standards evolve.”
- Adam Franklin, Learning Experience Designer at Nearpod
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