EdGate Creates the Largest Career Technical Education Standards Database

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EdGate Correlation Services supports educational publishers and K-12 education institutions to help young people become college and career ready.

EdGate compiled the database and keeps the CTE standards current so publishers can focus on creating and delivering the content desperately needed by students to be prepared for 21st Century jobs as well as traditional certifications.

Publishers can accelerate sales to the fast growing Career and Technical Education market using EdGate’s CTE repository, correlation services and publisher tools. Career Technical Education (CTE) and Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) standards are provided through the EdGate repository. With the addition of 500,000 CTE standards, EdGate’s repository now houses over three million standards, making it the premier resource for aligned data and content. The CTE and CCTC standards helps EdGate support educational publishers in their efforts to help young people become college and career ready and to develop the technical and employability skills needed in today’s economy.

The inclusion of these 500,000 standards helps solidify EdGate’s CTE repository as the world’s most complete resource for this data. Included are the “national” CCTC standards used by eleven states as well as the CTE standards used by the remaining 39. The CCTC are benchmark standards that define what a student needs to know and to be able to do at the end of a full program of study, whereas the CTE state standards are course-level standards that focus on specific occupations or job categories and reflect the individual state’s economy. EdGate’s services helps publishers leverage their content to serve the largest market possible and increase the publisher’s return on investment.

“EdGate compiled the database and keeps the CTE standards current so publishers can focus on creating and delivering the content desperately needed by students to be prepared for 21st Century jobs as well as traditional certifications,” says EdGate’s General Manager, Gina Faulk.

The number of CTE courses and standards varies wildly from state to state and provides educational publishers with a detailed look at the types of industry most important to each state's economy. For instance, Colorado offers 55 CTE courses aligning to 6,700 standards while Virginia offers 408 CTE courses aligning to over 129,000 standards. Florida offers a large number of CTE courses related to health science. For a state that has historically been known to support large numbers of retirees, preparing young people to care for its elderly population makes sense. In South Carolina, there is a focus on the area of Architecture and Construction. South Carolina is listed among the top ten states that people are moving to so it is logical to prepare students for their state's burgeoning population. See an interactive map here.

“The sheer volume of CTE standards is staggering. The nuances that each state has built in adds even more complexity. EdGate is here to support educational content providers with CTE and CCTC standards every step of the way,” says Faulk.

About EdGate Correlation Services

Founded in 1997, EdGate Correlation Services is committed to delivering the highest level of service and data products to educational publishers. EdGate's Standards Repository team tracks standards for all 50 states, Common Core State Standards plus international and custom sets of standards. EdGate’s subject area experts align material from more than 250 publishers and content providers, including Films Media Group, Encyclopedia Britannica, National Geographic, Texas Instruments, NBC News, and the Library of Congress. For more information, please visit http://correlation.edgate.com.

EdGate Correlation Services is a division of San-Diego based EDmin, Inc. EDmin is dedicated to helping educators meet the needs of individual learners and working with our partners to improve student outcomes. EDmin’s flagship product, the INFORM® Learning System, is a learner-centric solution for maximizing student potential. For more information, please visit http://www.edmin.com.

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