IPSWICH, Mass. — August 30, 2012 —EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) continues its commitment as a partner for schools and school libraries by announcing the enhancement of the Curriculum Standards feature available through many of its popular K-8 interfaces and databases. EBSCO’s Curriculum Standards module, powered by Academic Benchmarks, has been expanded to include:
· Common Core for mathematics and language arts
· Canadian standards
· New and updated standards from U.S. states
Improvements to the module also include an update to search strings associated with benchmark levels, better guiding users to the most direct words or phrases needed to retrieve appropriate educational material.
Designed to assist teachers in crafting targeted lessons, the Curriculum Standards module contains more than 1,050 standards aligned to the curriculum of U.S. states, the U.S. Common Core State Standards Initiative and Canadian provinces. The additional standards strengthen an already robust educational tool and add more features for both researchers and educators.
As part of a comprehensive collection of teacher support tools and resources, EBSCO publishes Curriculum Standards that convey educational requirements by subject area and grade level. These standards reflect, by state, what students are expected to learn and what teachers are expected to teach. EBSCO utilizes a collection of standards and benchmarks from Academic Benchmarks, a premier standards data services provider.
The Curriculum Standards module is available though the following EBSCO Publishing interfaces and databases:
· Student Research Center™
· Kids Search™
· History Reference Center™
· Science Reference Center™
· English Language Learner Reference Center™
For more about Curriculum Standards and K-8 databases from EBSCO Publishing visit http://ebscohost.com/schools.
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