Correlation 101: Guidelines for a Quality Correlation

Correlating as you may or may not know is, to some degree a subjective process. Achieving a good correlation first requires an understanding of standards and content, and the concepts contained therein. This is not done through simple mapping of content to standards by way of "natural language" or key terms but rather through the eyes and experience of subject area experts.

Common Core In North Carolina

The General Assembly passed a law this summer that opponents of Common Core hope will derail its use in North Carolina's public schools. But the law doesn't mean the academic standards previously agreed to are automatically eliminated. Here's an explanation of how Common Core will be reconsidered in North Carolina:

Texas Implements New Standards in Grades K-8, Leaving Many Students Below Grade Level

This fall, students in Texas went back to school with a new set of math standards. For many students in grades 3 through 8, this leaves them behind whether they performed well on last year's STAAR test or not.

August 2014 - Staff Highlight

Jennifer_NEWIn this issue of the EdGate Observer, we would like to introduce to you a member of our Social Studies Project Team, Jennifer Larson.


Admit it, everyone likes a freebee now and then and as an EdGate correlation and content mapping client, you are eligible for participation in EdGate's Curriculum Matrix. The best part, it's FREE!

Common Core's Polling Problem

Professional opinion on the Common Core standards is being engaged in regular, informed debate with support and dissent being readily available. The court of public opinion is murkier and public perception of the Common Core is increasingly clouded by the language used in its discussion by the media reporting on it. A recent article by NPR looks into two recent polls in order to highlight the confusion when it comes to public polling on the Common Core.