Edmentum Announces Partnership with WebbAlign to Enhance Instructional Rigor and Alignment

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Edmentum Announces Partnership with WebbAlign to Enhance Instructional Rigor and Alignment

DOK partnership driven by commitment to quality instructional content and student success

February 10, 2016 - Minneapolis

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Edmentum, a leading provider of online learning solutions, is pleased to announce a partnership with WebbAlign, an innovative and highly respected approach to ensuring alignment of K–12 standards and assessments.

Edmentum is one of the premier participants in the Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Partner Program developed by WebbAlign. The program was established by Dr. Norman Webb, creator of the DOK concept, and helps partners implement the DOK framework, which facilitates verifiable alignment between standards, curriculum, and assessments. As a result of the partnership, Edmentum is now even better prepared to help educators deliver the right learning and resources to the right students at the right time.

Over 50 Edmentum education professionals attended the DOK training that is a core component of the partnership, underscoring Edmentum’s commitment to the development and deployment of rigorous and effective learning solutions. “As K–12 standards continue to evolve, our partnership with WebbAlign will help us make sure that we maintain alignment across our instruction and assessment solutions,” said Edmentum chief academic officer Dave Adams. “We’re excited to be a DOK Partner.”

In addition to the training, the WebbAlign team reviewed and analyzed Edmentum assessment items to rate their DOK level and to provide feedback on the rigor and alignment of the items. The Edmentum team has used this analysis to revise items and to establish sound guidelines for analyzing rigor and alignment when writing new assessment items. 

Dr. Norman Webb of WebbAlign said, "We are pleased to recognize Edmentum’s commitment to appropriately using the Depth of Knowledge framework in developing its online education solutions. We are glad to work with Edmentum to help them develop instructional materials and assessments that are aligned to the content complexity of the standards.”

Edmentum will continue to leverage the WebbAlign DOK partnership to evaluate and advance content complexity to better empower educators with quality solutions that improve student outcomes.

About Edmentum, Inc.
Edmentum, Inc. is a leading provider of online learning solutions designed to drive learner achievement for academic and career success. With more than 50 years of experience driving significant advances in the industry, Edmentum offers a wide variety of innovative solutions spanning a multitude of program areas to move education forward. For more information, visit edmentum.com.

About WebbAlign
Dr. Norman Webb, Sara Christopherson, and the Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services (WCEPS) created WebbAlign to provide services based on Dr. Webb's Depth of Knowledge Framework and Content Alignment Process. WCEPS disseminates the innovative educational products and services created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Separate from, but affiliated with, the university, WCEPS extends the impact of the university’s educational innovations to support further research and development. 

Edmentum is a trademark of Edmentum, Inc. 

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