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Common Core and Learning Spine Skill

Client: Major Education Publisher

Proposition

  • Align curricular content to Common Core State Standards Mathematics in a nationally published text for various lesson components in GK–G8
  • Write and edit meaningful descriptions and key words for over 7,200 unique pieces of content

Schedule

  • 6 weeks

Team

  • 1 executive editor, 9 correlators, 2 editors

Impact and Awards

  • Synchronized collaborative project between alignment and editorial departments
  • Large volume of curricular content
  • Maintained a condensed schedule
  • Repeat client that has worked with CSA for many years

Major Revision for Science and Social Studies

Client: Glynlyon

Our client prefers not to share visual examples of the project.

Proposition

  • Align and provide correlations report for course materials in science and social studies G1–G2 to NGSS and C3 before and after revisions
  • Develop revisions to 8 teacher workbooks and 40 student workbooks in print for G1–G2 science and social studies to remove religious references and add aligned content to NGSS and C3
  • Create Scope & Sequences and all instructional materials for new science unit
  • Copyedit manuscript for all grades and subjects
  • Perform composition and design for all grades and subjects in PDF and InDesign
  • Revisions must maintain the same level of rigor and stay within the limits of current page size, spec, and count

Schedule

  • 3 months total for alignment and G1-G2 revision and development

Team

  • 1 staff manager, 1 staff editor, 1 staff designer, 2 staff copy editors, 2 correlators, 5 writers

Team Roles

  • Editorial manager, content editor, designer, copy editors, correlators, writers

Impact and Awards

  • Successful science and social studies program used in multiple states
  • 30% increase in alignment to NGSS and C3 due to revisions
  • Worked within tight constraints
  • Developed a new science unit that integrated seamlessly with existing model
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