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The state has updated a document, but AB only shows an older year. Why is the date not updated to reflect the change?

Updated Mar 24, 2021

The state has updated a document, but AB only shows an older year. Why is the date not updated to reflect the change?

Modified on: Mon, 8 Jun, 2020 at 2:27 PM

Academic Benchmarks uses the state’s or agency’s Adoption Year as the primary year designation for naming of all standards data files, due to variability and number of dates used by states and agencies.

An education authority often uses multiple dates to identify drafts, revisions, edited versions of the original document, and the final form adopted by the governing body. Academic Benchmarks uses the Adoption Year to ensure consistency and to avoid further confusion with an implementation year, or a transition year before mandatory use of the standards.

The Adoption Year appears within the data file, in alignment reporting, and in the name of an agency’s subject file. Thus, the file listed as Virginia: Standards of Learning – Mathematics 2009 contains the Mathematics standards adopted by the Virginia State Board of Education in February of 2009. This same year will appear in XML and XLS/CSV export data files. In a very few cases, an agency may revise only one grade or a few grades within the originally adopted subject document. In such cases where the revisions carry a different adoption date, that date can appear within the grade segments of the data file, but the full subject file name will retain the original adoption date.

Please view our Standards Document Collection page, for AB update dates.

This article needs updated to reflect revision year information.

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