By Andrew M. Seaman,CNNTechCNNTech|A few months ago, the U.S. Federal Government announced it was pulling out of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) — a set of standards designed to help schools and educators across the country teach the state-level math and reading standards.
The new standards, which the Department of Education released in January, were designed to make it easier for schools to adapt to the rapidly changing skills of students.
But as a lot of states are still struggling to find the right balance between traditional state-mandated standards and the standards adopted by the Common Alliance for the Digital Learning and Development (CAEDD), a consortium of education and technology companies, many of the technology companies in that group have taken the opportunity to test their wares on the CommonCore tests.
The test-prep company, Imagenet, is taking a stand against the CommonCenter, which is designed to ensure that students who take the CCSS test are prepared for state-based exams.
The company recently launched an online course called Imagenets Digital Assessment Course (DAAC) that teaches state-wide exams in mathematics and reading that are based on the CCSA tests.
Imagenettes website also includes resources on teaching state-aligned exams.
In addition to teaching state exams, Imaginet has also launched a free, online math course, called “Imagenets Online Math” (i.e. a math quiz), that includes more than 100 questions designed to get students thinking about math and math-related concepts.
Imaginets DAAC course includes math quizzes for students who have not taken the CCSCS, which means that they have not been required to take a state-funded math exam to pass.
The California Department of Educators has also recently announced that it is withdrawing from the CCS and replacing it with the Common Standard, which has been endorsed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
“We’re not going to be able to get a state to follow CommonCore, but if they want to follow it, we will support it,” said Steve Kagan, Imagines Vice President of Digital Learning, in a statement.
“Imagines DAAC Course is designed for educators to help students learn math, reading, and science concepts in a simple, effective, and practical manner.
Imagining is committed to helping students take state-required math tests to earn their high school diploma.”
Imaginettes DAAC offers a simple and effective way to learn math and science, said Kagan.
“Students are getting access to the best resources for studying math and physics, and the DAAC Online Math helps students develop critical thinking skills.”
Imagenette also has a free course called “The Math Quiz for the Commoner,” which is a short math quiz that is designed specifically for students from low-income families.
Imagos DAAC has also created a free online math class that teaches students math concepts that are often not discussed in the state of California.
“In our experience, we’ve found that kids are actually taking the online course because they’re afraid to get behind the desk or the screen,” Kagan said.
“They’re looking for a more hands-on way to get their high-school diploma, and we’re providing a more interactive way to do that.”
In addition, Imagos has created a digital resource called Imaginates Digital Assessment Courses that offers a more comprehensive, interactive version of its math quiz.
“Our goal is to help our students get better at math,” said Kagen.
“That’s what our DAAC online course is for.
We want to get our students to be good at math.
We’re also going to show them how to use the technology to help them develop critical thought skills.”
“Imaginets is committed that our students will be able, by using our products, to succeed academically in the classroom, in the workplace, and beyond,” said Imagenete’s Kagan in a press release.
“The goal of our DAACC course is to provide a more rigorous and comprehensive pathway for California students to achieve high school graduation, and our DAACT online course will be a critical tool for students to gain these skills.”
Imaginette is one of many technology companies who have also announced that they will not be participating in the Common Center.
“There is no room for complacency when it comes to testing and education,” said Jason Stolte, president of Imagenetics.
“CommonCenter was the culmination of a decade of innovation in technology, and I am extremely excited about the potential for this new standard to provide real value to our customers, students, and states.”
“We are deeply committed to providing a free digital assessment course to help teachers prepare students for state exams,” said Stolt.
“This course is a simple one-page quiz