EdGate Alignment Process

EdGate Alignment Process

The EdGate alignment process is concept driven. EdGate has developed a Concept Index taxonomy broken down by subject area. Subject matter experts analyze the content (our units of instruction) and assign it a concept. Then each is married to a standard using the EdGate Controlled Vocabulary System. 

It is always important to remember that Classworks' units of instruction help students master skills addressed in standards. They do not necessarily cover the entire standard. Classworks prepares students to be able to execute the standards. 

For example: 

Standard- MGSE2.OA.1 Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one-and two-step word problems by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. Problems include contexts that involve adding to, taking from, putting together /taking apart (part/part/whole) and comparing with unknowns in all positions. 

Classworks units of instruction:

Introducing Adding and Subtracting: Has word problems but no pictures or whole/part discussion

Missing Addends: Only missing addends in two positions with no word problems just practice

2-17 Addition and Subtraction within 100 - Recess on the Playground: Has word problems, unknowns in all positions and multiple step problems. Teacher directs drawings to be done to help solve the problems. 

Classworks is committed to providing high-quality instruction that helps students close learning gaps quickly and accelerates their path towards grade-level mastery. Providing a strong alignment between Classworks skills and state standards ensures students are working on exactly what they need. The partnership with EdGate allows us to have to provide a best-in-class alignment for all 50 states. This crosswalk is continually being refined, we welcome your feedback.