Certica Delivers Science Assessments to Match Advances in Science Instruction

Certica announced the availability of the NextGen Science Checks™ designed to assess mastery of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The NextGen Science Checks have been developed in accordance with the Achieve guidelines for NGSS assessment, so that teachers can evaluate students who are exposed to new methods of science learning.

Team Spotlight: Fostering Certica’s Culture of Service Excellence

Each month we feature a member of the Certica team and highlight the impact they have on the education sector. This month we sat down with Mike Agostino, Vice President of Services at Certica, to get his take on how services play a role in the success of AB Connect™ clients.

Team Spotlight: Demystifying the Complex World of Taxonomies and Machine Learning

Each month we feature a member of the Certica team and highlight the impact they have on the education sector. This time, we sat down with Marci Ladd, Product and Solutions Manager for Academic Benchmarks, to learn more about Certica’s network of learning standards, taxonomies and the relationships between them, as well as the AB Connect recommendation engine and associated algorithms that power it.

Let’s Face it: Education Standards Are Hard to Use

Rarely do standards creators include tools for implementation. There are few how-to guides for using standards optimally or plugging standards into a district’s operating procedures. Grappling with a way to consume or comply with standards, many district administrators simply hit the “print” button.