Developments on Common Core State Standards Identifier and XML Representation
Three sets of canonical identifiers are now available at www.corestandardards.org. Before these are made official, we encourage individuals and/or organizations to submit comments on www.corestandards.org no later than Friday, April 27, 2012 with any specific or general comments.
Published: April 17, 2012
April 13, 2012
Educators air web concerns, lege panel hears of need with new testing
Jim Boardman, of the Arkansas Department of Education shares how Arkansas is working with PARCC to prepare for the implementation of 2014 online assessments.
April 12, 2012
Calling All Learning Resource Providers: Help Shape Industry-Wide Metadata Adoption Process
The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) aims to gauge the experiences of educators looking for learning resources on the Internet via a new online survey. The LRMI, co-led by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and Creative Commons and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, intends to improve the search experience for educators and students via the creation and implementation of a standard metadata framework for educational content. The survey seeks to discover how often educators currently search for educational resources online, what the current results of these searches are and what frustrations they may have when searching. It includes questions like “If search engines offered the ability to filter results by standard instructional criteria such as grade level, subject area, media type, etc., would that improve your level of satisfaction with internet searches for educational resources?” The survey takes approximately five minutes to complete and must be submitted by April 20, 2012. Those who complete the survey will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card. For the latest information, please visit lrmi.net. All educators are welcome to participate.