5 Things Educational Developers Should Know About Standards


Why should content developers care about standards? Because writing without standards is like creating without a vision. Michelangelo always said that he was “releasing the sculpture he saw inside the marble.” Developers must do the same when writing their content, but helping students reach their academic potential is tough if the developers lack the knowledge they need. Read below to learn about five things every content developer should know, and you’ll be all caught up!

Many Core Subjects Have Literacy Standards

While the Common Core Standards are written for English language arts and math, the English standards include literacy goals for other content areas, including science, history/social studies, and other technical subjects. These other content areas have their own standards created by various organizations. This means that literacy isn’t just a language arts teacher’s job! Content developers need to realize that, technically, all teachers should be helping their students develop reading and writing skills.

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