October 2021 AB Insights Newsletter

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NancyHadley_0-1632750695826.pngOCTOBER 2021







Academic Benchmarks Contract Changes


Instructure announced the acquisition of Certica Solutions earlier this year, and as such, we are thrilled to welcome you to the Instructure family.

We are pleased to announce that successful integration steps have already been completed -- with more to come in the future. As an Academic Benchmark customer, we want you to know that Instructure is extremely invested in you as a customer and Academic Benchmarks as a product.

Additionally, we have decided to discontinue auto renewals for Academic Benchmarks. This decision has nothing to do with our commitment to the product or you as a customer.

With this change in auto renewals, a new form will need to be signed and returned in order to proceed. As such, a renewal representative will be reaching out shortly to provide you with a new order form (we have listed your Renewals Representative and Customer Success Manager below. You can reach out to them with questions). We look forward to connecting with and working with you moving forward. Welcome to the Instructure family.


Renewal Representative
Kevin Lyons


Customer Success Manager
Nancy Hadley


Product Update


An Easier Way to Align Content: The New AB Connect Alignment App is Here

You’ve been hearing us talk about the new AB Connect Alignment App and how excited we’ve been to share it with you. It’s finally here and you can read more about it in our blog post. Want to try it out? You can access the application here. If you have any questions or want to see a demo, please contact AB Support.


What's New With Standards This Month


Standards Released

Arizona > Academic Standards > Social and Emotional Learning (2020)

Arizona > Career and Technical Education Programs > Various Subjects (r2021) > Various Courses

Australia > New South Wales Syllabus > Human Society and Its Environment (2017) > Various Courses

Australia > Western Australian Curriculum > Humanities and Social Sciences (2015 r2021) > Geography (ATAR) - Year 11 & Year 12

Canada > New Brunswick Curriculum > Social Studies (2019 r2020)

Florida > Career and Technical Education Programs > Various Subjects (2020)

Georgia > Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education > Transportation, Distribution & Logistics (2014 r2019) > Unmanned Aircraft Systems (9-12)

Indiana > Academic Standards > Employability Skills (2019)Kentucky > Academic Standards (KAS) > Career Studies (2020)

Kentucky > Academic Standards (KAS) > Career Studies (2020)

Mississippi > Career and Technical Education > Various Subjects (r2021)

New Jersey > Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) > Arts: Music (2020) > Various Courses)

Oklahoma > Competencies > Mathematics (2020)

Tennessee > Career and Technical Education > Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security (2015 r2021) > Criminal Justice III: Forensic Criminal Investigations

Texas > TEKS Career and Technical Education > Subchapter C. Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications (2015 r2020) > Various Courses

Texas > TEKS Career and Technical Education > Subchapter O. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2015 r2019) > Various Courses

Upcoming Standards


Canada > New Brunswick Curriculum > Science 2021

Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador Curriculum > Social Studies 2020

Rhode Island > School Counseling Competencies for Students > School Counseling - 2021

You can view the List of Standards released by month. Download the Obsolete List to view standards marked obsolete for Q2, or visit the Canvas Community to learn about previously released standards.

To learn more about these updates, contact us at absupport@certicasolutions.com.