Triumph Learning LLC, a New York-based print and digital educational content company, has partnered with Access Innovations, Inc., a leader in taxonomy development, to create a new, state-of-the-art taxonomy designed to precisely align standards-based instructional content for all grades in the K– 12 education market.
To help Triumph Learning manage its content development more effectively, Access Innovations designed and built a structured vocabulary relevant for teaching mathematics and English language arts. The taxonomy contains terms reflecting concepts, skills, and learning standards in a hierarchical structure.
“Standards-aligned vocabulary provided one major axis for the integrated taxonomy,” noted Kirk Sanders, project manager at Access Innovations. “We tied Triumph’s robust publishing terminology with Common Core progressive standards in a dynamic new format that will make the content both more searchable and more discoverable.”
The Common Core State Standards provide concepts and terminology that Triumph Learning writers and editors can use to link pieces of content such as instruction and practice activities, as well as other supplemental material, to corresponding grade-level standards.
“By using Access Innovations expertise we will be able to properly align our content for both teachers and students,” said Aoife Dempsey, Chief Technology Officer at Triumph Learning. “These new taxonomies, along with our backend recommendation application, helps assure the right content, aligned to the right standards, get to the right students.”
Using the taxonomy tools from Access Innovations, creator of the Data Harmony software suite, Triumph Learning can quickly and accurately absorb state-specific standards so it can rapidly develop targeted products as individual states and educator groups seek curriculum materials based on the Common Core and other state standards.
Founded in 1978, Access Innovations has extensive experience with Internet technology applications, master data management, database creation, thesaurus/taxonomy creation, and semantic integration. Access Innovations’ Data Harmony software includes automatic indexing, thesaurus management, an XML Intranet System (XIS), and metadata extraction for content creation developed to meet production environment needs. Data Harmony is used by publishers, governments, and corporate clients throughout the world.
About Triumph Learning LLC – www.triumphlearning.com
Triumph Learning, LLC, is the leading publisher of K-12 Common Core resources, standards-aligned instructional materials, and effective literacy programs. Our state-customized products increase student achievement and raise scores on high-stakes exams. We offer unique student solutions, robust teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Imprints include Triumph Online, Coach, Buckle Down, Options, Plugged-in to Reading, and The BookJam. Triumph Learning is committed to serving 21st-century learners with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts.
About the Common Core State Standards Initiative – www.corestandards.org
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.