Can you explain that last bit in more detail? How are standards
alignment data and rating data connected for you?
On 3/20/2012 10:05 AM, Jeffrey Hill wrote:
Having equivalent representations of standards
available as part of data services would definitely facilitate
resource alignments with CCSS (especially) and standards sets put
out by the content area organizations (NSTA, NCSS, etc.), in that
I'd suspect that they'll have the most machine-and-human-readable
representations out there in the wild. In any case, it'd be
facilitative to getting to represent assertions like ratings
paradata, in that in our case, the way we have rated resources has
much to do with the standard alignments made between a resource
and a particular standard.
On Sunday, March 18, 2012 6:38:42 PM UTC-4, Steve
I've been talking with a few
states and Brandt Redd at Gates Foundation
about a problem that is emerging around standards
alignment. Our current
work on data services for finding alignment between
standards is very useful (and seems to be well
received by the states
I've talked with). As a result of our work on that
problem, we might use
LR to fix this new problem..
The emerging problem is that there are many ways to
talk about the same
curricular standard. So there exists for common core
English-language (non-machine readable) standard
defined by the CCSS
consortia. Say this one for ELA:
Academic Benchmarks has a GUID to describe this
same standard, and
Massachusetts has created some internal GUIDs as
well. There are
probably others! And there are valid business models
and reasons why not
everyone is going to a universal single standard
URL, at least not right
away (just recoding the database might be a pain).
Of course we all want
them to link to the same resources, but right now
it's not even very
easy to figure out which standard is the same as
Given that in LR it's pretty easy to say stuff like:
This thing is the "verb" of that thing.
Which in this case would be:
This "ASN common core ELA standard URL for rf.2.3"
is the "same as"
"CCSS common core ELA standard URL rf.2.3"
With data services it's possible to ask questions
of things like:
And get back MA's GUIDs, AB's GUIDs, CCSS's URLs,
etc. Seems like a
useful feature to get working in LR? It's relatively
easy to implement I
think.. It seems very, very similar to our standards
service that connects standards to resources using
("aligned," "teaches," "assesses" etc)?
I wonder if this standard-standard data service
should be the second
demo for data services or if ratings data are more
useful? Creating a
place where anyone can register a correlation
between on standard and
another standard seems very helpful for everyone in
figuring stuff out?
All input welcome,
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