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Orchard Software Releases Correlation to Common Core Standards

Posted Jun 3, 2011
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Educational Options, Inc. (EdOptions) has announced the release of the Common Core Standards correlation for its elementary product line, Orchard Software. With this correlation, educators can be assured that Orchard's instruction, assessment, and remediation cover the skills and knowledge found within the standards.

"With 43 states having now adopted the Common Core Standards, it is critical that educators have tools that effectively aid their students in achieving the expectations set by the standards at each grade level. We are committed to providing this important resource through our educational technology," said Janice Wilder, vice president of academics and curriculum for EdOptions.

Orchard Software is a complete school improvement solution that features standards-based assessments, automatic targeted assignments, and comprehensive data management and progress reporting. Orchard includes more than 160 instructional modules providing more than 5,000 lessons.

The Common Core Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. The initiative provides teachers and parents with a common understanding of what students are expected to learn regardless of where they live.

Subjects covered in the standards include Language Arts and Mathematics. Language Arts standards address the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, and media and technology. In Mathematics, the standards cover a "solid foundation in whole numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals" for K-5 students, and "a coherent and rich preparation for high school mathematics" for middle school students, while high school standards "prepare students to think and reason mathematically." To view the Orchard Software Correlation to the Common Core State Standards K-12, visit:

Source: Educational Options, Inc.,

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