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How does the AB Connect Alignment App define the terms used to describe its features and functions?

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AB Connect Alignment App users may encounter unfamiliar terminology throughout the app. This glossary identifies some of the most common terms used in the app.

Alignment

An established relationship between a learning object and a standard. Aligned learning objects often require learners to practice, demonstrate, or show mastery of a skill or skills identified in the associated standard. Multiple standards may be aligned with one learning object, and multiple learning objects may be aligned with one standard.

Crosswalk

Crosswalks refer to standards that have an established relationship with other standards. These are used to predict possible alignments. Subject-matter experts identified the skills associated with the standards, and at a high level, two standards are crosswalked when they have one or more skills in common. This considers the author's intent as well as the context of the standard. Learn more about crosswalks.

Learning Object

A recorded item in the AB ConnectAlignment App that represents a piece of learning content. Each learning object has a title, a description, and a unique identification number. Learning objects can be associated with multiple standards.

Within the AB Connect Alignment App, learning objects might consist of the following content item types:

  • Assessment items
  • Lesson plans
  • Online games
  • Websites
  • Books
  • Videos
  • Taxonomy nodes
  • Articles

Learning Object Predictions

An automatically generated list of learning objects that may be aligned to a selected standard. The AB Connect Alignment App generates a predictions using crosswalks.

Standards

Statements that describe a learner's skills and knowledge. They are also known as academic standards, content standards, curricula, learning standards, objectives, outcomes, and statements of learning. Standards are developed and published by state or other educational authorities and are outlined by subject and grade level.

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