Earlier this week sixThings, the oldest and largest standards alignment company in the country, announced that it will give its state learning standards database to any publisher that exclusively uses sixThing's alignment services.
When I was working at Yahoo! I had the pleasure of working with Amy James, the founder of sixThings, on integrating her standards database into the Yahoo! For Teachers service. Amy knows standards inside and out.
What sold our team on sixThings is that, unlike her competitors, Amy's team of former teachers does the correlations and alignments by hand. There are other companies that do alignments electronically, merging and mashing up databases of standards, but they are not as accurate and not as valuable to classroom teachers.
You can learn more about this program by contacting sixThings.
Amy is also the author of the Success Series of books designed to help parents can learn about the latest teaching methods and how best to assess their child's academic progress. The activities show how to take effective steps to strengthen their child's weaknesses, supplement their education, and help them prepare for standardized tests.
Note: I am currently working as a consultant to Knowledge Essentials Media, a sister company of sixThings.