Copy Editing for Standards-Aligned K–12 Curriculum

It can be challenging to develop a curriculum that is interesting and educational.

“The primary goal,” according to educators Carol Ann Tomlinson and Jay McTighe, “is to develop and deepen student understanding.” But if students don’t find the material engaging, many of them won’t pay enough attention to learn what the curriculum is supposed to teach them.

And if that task isn’t challenging enough, there are also a variety of standards that you must comply with. These often depend on the grade level, whether the school is public or private, and the state where the curriculum will be used.

Here in the United States, the Common Core provides standards for mathematics and English language arts. The goal is to improve overall academic achievement and make students more prepared for college.

Take Your Curriculum to the Next Level

The way the curriculum is presented to students makes a huge difference.

Even when designers are highly educated in a subject, such as history or math, it’s not always easy for them to break the subject down in a way that K–12 students understand.

Grammar mistakes and typos confuse students because they distract from the underlying information. Even when these mistakes are removed, it won’t do any good if the materials are not written in a way that is clear, concise, and sufficiently detailed. The ideas should also be presented in a logical way that’s easy for the students to follow.

We Can Help

At Super Copy Editors, we understand the challenges that education companies, school districts, and other curriculum designers face. We’re also knowledgeable about Common Core. We combine this knowledge with our copy editing expertise to help curriculum designers improve their materials.

Our seasoned copy editors (some of whom include former teachers) have collectively worked on a range of educational materials from publishers such as Scholastic Inc., McGraw-Hill School Division, A Pass Educational Group, SAGE, and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, as well as a Montessori training program and an educational assessment/learning analytics company.

Other clients have included:

  • EL Education. Beginning in 2012, we provided comprehensive copy editing services for EL Education’s highly rated Grades 3–8 curriculum that has been downloaded by more than 6 million users. “I see evidence of all the best education pedagogy I have read in my professional journals and books,” says teacher Karen Kondrick, adding, “It is evident that multiple teachers/education professionals have worked together to ensure best teaching practices are in every lesson.” We were also the exclusive copy editing team for the “2.0” version of the curriculum, which saw the addition of kindergarten through second grade.
  • DSST Public Schools. Part of the Denver Public Schools system, DSST is one of the leading open enrollment STEM schools in the country. To date, an amazing 100% of its graduates have been accepted into four-year colleges. Super Copy Editors copy edited assessments in various subjects such as world history, U.S. history, American literature, biology and physics.

Contact us to learn more about our school curriculum copy editing services.

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