Harnessing the Power of EdGate's ExACT Standards Authoring Platform
June 17 2024
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Sharla Schuller

The need for robust tools to manage and align educational standards has never been more critical to the education market. Enter EdGate's ExACT Standards Platform, a comprehensive suite of digital tools designed to streamline the management, reporting, and alignment of content standards. Today, we are thrilled to introduce the latest addition to this powerful platform: Standards Authoring.

Introducing Standards Authoring

Responding to the growing demand from our clients, Standards Authoring is now available within the ExACT Standards Platform. This innovative application not only allows for the importing of existing standards and frameworks, but also enables users to manage, edit, and even create entirely new frameworks. Whether you are part of a State Department of Education, a publisher, or a non-profit organization, ExACT offers a tailored solution to meet your unique needs.

Centralized and Secure Management

Many organizations currently juggle their standards across numerous Google spreadsheets, which can be cumbersome and prone to errors. The ExACT Standards Authoring tool provides a centralized, secure environment for organizing and storing standards. This ensures that all standards are safely managed and easily accessible as they are being developed.

Key Features of ExACT Standards Authoring


  1. Design and Develop Content Standards: Create and refine content standards for all K-12 subjects, ensuring they meet your specific educational goals.

  2. Import/Export Functionality: Seamlessly import existing standards and export them as needed, making transitions and updates smooth and efficient.

  3. Alignments: Leverage the EdGate Concept Index to link relevant terms with newly created frameworks, and utilize EdGate’s alignment methodology for detailed content alignments and standards comparisons.

  4. Standards Comparison: Generate comprehensive reports that compare authored standards with other state and national standards, ensuring consistency and compliance.

  5. CASE Formatting: Ensure that your standards are formatted according to the 1EdTech CASE standards, promoting interoperability and ease of use.

  6. Secure Hosting: Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with secure hosting of your standards within EdGate’s repository.

Access to the World's Largest Standards Repository

EdGate is proud to offer access to the world’s largest repository of enhanced U.S. and international education standards. Our expertise in providing SaaS solutions for standards framework analytics and design is backed by a dedicated team of subject area experts, ensuring that your content is managed within a secure environment.

Exciting New Features on the Horizon

Our development team is continuously working to enhance the Standards Authoring application. Upcoming features will provide even greater control and flexibility, making it easier to manage and maintain educational standards. Here’s a sneak peek at what's coming:

Rights Management: Assign and manage rights, monitor modifications, and approve edits throughout the workflow stages.

Review, Approval, and Authorization Levels: Tools for reviewing, approving/rejecting, and commenting on standards and updates within your group profile.

Retention of History & Tracking of Edits: Maintain logs of changes/edits and approvals by user, and generate reports based on user activity.

Versioning and Archiving: Keep track of different versions and archive older standards for easy retrieval.

Public Commenting: Collect and manage public comments directly within the tool, fostering community engagement and feedback.

EdGate’s ExACT Standards Platform, with its new Standards Authoring application, is designed to empower educators and institutions by simplifying the standards management process. With the ability to publish, manage, and create new frameworks effortlessly, ExACT is the trusted solution for many educational entities. Join us in revolutionizing the way educational standards are managed and aligned.

For more information or to see a demo of the ExACT Standards Platform, contact us today. Let EdGate help you harness the power of standards management to enhance educational outcomes