Nav North to Assist in Supporting the National GIM-CCSS Project

Navigation North has been asked to participate in the Granular Identifiers and Metadata for the Common Core State Standards (GIM-CCSS) Project.

We will be traveling to join a team of national partners in Denver, Colorado on Dec. 11th and 12th to start on this critical work. The GIM-CCSS project is being managed by the  State Education Technology Directors Association in collaboration with the following Steering Committee members and the respective agencies they represent:

  • Tony Alpert, Smarter Balanced, Co-Chair
  • Doug Jaffe, New York Regents Research Fund/PARCC, Co-Chair
  • Wes Bruce, Indiana Department of Education/PARCC
  • Dan Domagala, Colorado Department of Education/CCSSO’s Education Information Management Advisory Consortium (EIMAC)
  • Geoff Fletcher, SETDA
  • Steve Garton, Maine Department of Education/SBAC
  • Doug Levin, SETDA
  • Susan Van Gundy, Achieve/PARCC

The technical work to be undertaken by GIM-CCSS is very specifically limited in scope to developing digital references to the conceptual statements already contained within the CCSS documents and to preserving the logical structure dictated by the standards authors. It will build on the prior work of CCSSO-NGA, and with their input, describe and publish more detailed, digital, machine-readable identifiers and metadata for the Common Core. Products of the project will be published as an open standard to enable non-restricted use, maximize interoperability, and promote extensibility.

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