Edtech vendors and content publishers are compelled to find an easier way to manage constantly changing learning standards. Certica has you covered.

Academic Benchmarks

Used by more than 200 content publishers and edtech providers, Academic Benchmarks includes the market-leading collection of digitized learning standards, education search terms and unique identifiers, covering more than 4 million learning standards.


Broad coverage of academic standards

Academic Benchmarks offers digitized standards for more than 255 education authorities, including all 50 states and D.C., national standards such as the Next Generation Science Standards®, Career and Technical Education (CTE), international authorities, ISTE® standards and CollegeBoard AP® Standards. Subjects include:

  • Math
  • English Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Health
  • Library and Media
  • Personal Development
  • Personal Financial Literacy
  • Physical Education
  • Technology, including Computer Science
  • Arts
  • Workplace Skills
  • World Languages
  • Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)


What’s different about the Academic Benchmarks digitized standards?

  • Rigorous collection process. Certica continuously reviews learning standards. Once documented, each standard is digitized and deconstructed into the most granular ideas, enriched with education metadata, and linked to related standards.
  • Broad content interoperability. Academic Benchmarks learning standards include a unique identifier, the AB GUID, that is widely adopted in edtech and considered the “standard for standards.”
  • Unrivaled availability. In addition to offering a direct connection to the standards, Certica partners with edtech market leaders, such as the Ed-Fi Alliance and Learnosity, who make Academic Benchmarks learning standards available in their edtech offerings.

What else can you do?

Find out about machine-assisted alignment and content tagging with AB Connect, as well as Certica’s alignment services.


How we measure success

Broad adoption: Certica’s Academic Benchmarks learning standards help power edtech products used in more than 95% of U.S. school districts.


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“Before deciding to partner with Certica, Share My Lesson had limited assets and resources tagged to national standards, and no state-specific standards were available for tagging. Now with AB Connect, over 15,000 resources are being tagged with learning standards and users can quickly and easily find the content they need by searching a specified grade, subject, AFT topic, or a specific learning standard.”

– Kelly Booz, Director of Share My Lesson at American Federation of Teachers