Ed-Fi Alliance and Certica Solutions Team Up in Learning Standards Initiative to Provide More Meaningful Information to Educators

Ed-Fi Alliance, LLC, dedicated to boosting student achievement by empowering educators with actionable data, and Certica Solutions, a leading provider of platform-as-a-service for education agencies, today announced that they are partnering to make the Academic Benchmarks system of learning standards mappings available through the Ed-Fi Operational Data Store (Ed-Fi ODS/API).

Certica Expands Navigate Item Bank Partner Program

Certica Solutions (Certica), provider of the Certica Connect™ edtech platform-as-a-service (PaaS), today announced the expansion of the company’s Navigate Item Bank™ partner program, including the addition of new distribution partners, growth of the Navigate business development team, and continued product expansion.

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.

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.

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?