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November/December 2020 AB Insights Newsletter

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AB Connect Taxonomies

The AB Connect taxonomies give content publishers and curators a common language for describing and tagging learning materials including lessons, passages, articles, videos, test questions and books, so content can be searched, recommended and connected to other learning assets. Watch our new video to learn more about the power of the AB taxonomies.

Partner Spotlight:
StrongMind Leverages AB Connect to Expand Digital and Hybrid Curriculum Solutions


StrongMind, a provider of digital and hybrid solutions for self-paced learning and progress monitoring, has experienced increased demand from school districts across the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic. To meet the uptick in demand for high-quality digital curriculum, StrongMind expanded its use of AB Connect to provide efficient and up-to-date learning standards alignment for all U.S. states. StrongMind uses AB Connect to align curricular resources, assist in identifying content gaps in the StrongMind curriculum products, and support standards-based reporting to educator partners.

“Prior to expanding our relationship with Certica, report customization could take us weeks,” said Karin Jozefowski, Assistant Director, Learning Design and Development. “Especially now, when students are interacting with instructional resources in a range of settings, it’s important that curriculum be fully and precisely aligned to state learning standards so that teachers can measure and monitor progress quickly, to aid diverse learners.” 

Thanks to Karin for sharing StrongMind’s AB Connect story. Interested in sharing yours? Reach out to us at


What's New With Standards This Month

Standards Released


  • Alabama, Standards for Early Learning and Development (ASELD) for various subjects (2020)
  • Arkansas, Career and Technical Education Standards for various subjects (2017 r2020)
  • Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Curriculum for Science (2009 r2020), Biology 2201 Grade 11
  • Canada, Prince Edward Island Curriculum for Science (2018 r2019) Grade 10
  • Georgia, Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education for various subjects (2014 r2020)
  • Maine, Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction for Life and Career Ready Standards (2020)
  • North Carolina, Standard Course of Study (SCoS) for Computer Science (2020)


Upcoming Standards


  • Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) (2020)
  • Georgia, Standards of Excellence Computer Science I and II (2020) (Grades 6-8)
  • Minnesota, Academic Standards in Arts Education (2020)


You can view the List of Standards released this month. Visit the Canvas Community to learn about previously released standards.

To learn more about these updates, contact us at