Next Generation Standards Alignment of Digital Education Resources
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) launched a project in June 2012 in partnership with PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium – and in collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers – to design and implement an approach to digitally encode the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to meet both the consortia’s and K-12 field’s needs for high-quality alignment of instruction, assessment, and professional learning resources. The technical design aspect of the project is now complete and the products of the effort have been incorporated into the ongoing work of PARCC and Smarter Balanced. Given that this work is of ongoing interest to state and district education leaders, publishers, software developers and educators, SETDA published the GIM-CCSS technical design documents under an open license to allow re-use and further development. SETDA believes that the technical approach is broadly applicable to any academic content standard and would offer important advantages today to those who choose to deploy it.