Academic Benchmarks is the largest collection of up-to-date digitized learning standards. Coupled with AB Connect, our alignment and content tagging solution, we enable our partner solution providers to expand their product offerings, meet the needs of their customers, and reach new education markets.


Before Academic Benchmarks, we had limited assets tagged to national standards, and no state-specific standards were available for tagging. Now, over 15,000 resources are being tagged with learning standards and users can easily find content by searching a specified grade, subject, topic, or learning standard.

– Kelly Booz

Director of Share My Lesson at American Federation of Teachers

Access Digitized Standards and Streamline Your Alignment Process.

4 Million Learning Standards

The market-leading collection of digitized learning standards, unique identifiers, education taxonomies and metadata including all 50 states, national standards, CTE standards, ISTE® standards, CollegeBoard AP® standards, and international authorities.

Powerful, AI-based Alignment System

Built upon the Academic Benchmarks repository of learning standards, AB Connect provides a highly efficient process to align content and maintain those alignments over time. Powered by machine learning algorithms, the AB Connect recommendation engine powers a highly accurate recommendation, tagging and alignment process.

Standards Relationships that Expedite Alignment

AB Connect provides several ways to relate standards across states and national documents, eliminating the need to align state-by-state and accelerating the expansion of offerings into new states and market segments.

Expertly-Curated, Descriptive Taxonomies

Taxonomies and metadata—organized into concepts, topics and key ideas—provide a common language for describing any type of learning asset including lessons, passages, articles, videos, test questions, and books.

Reporting Capabilities

AB Connect reporting—including alignment reports and gap analysis—are useful for content development and sales teams, state adoptions, presentations and RFPs.


Efficiently manage constantly changing learning standards for your customers.

The demand for digital education content has never been greater. Publishers have opportunities in new markets, while some companies are relying on fewer resources to align content. Academic Benchmarks provides an efficient and cost-effective alignment process.

Tag content with standards and search terms

Reduce development costs and time-to-market

Enable search and discovery of content in applications and websites

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Need help? We’ve got you covered.

Rely on our deep expertise in learning standards and education metadata for a range of services that enhance your learning products.

Alignment, tagging, and validation services

Standards migration
Customer standards capture

More to love about Academic Benchmarks

Powerful Technology

The AB Connect API provides extensive functionality such as standards access, alignment, search, and tagging, as well as content search and recommendation capabilities that can be embedded into any application.

Rigorous Collection Process

We continuously review learning standards. Once documented, each standard is digitized and deconstructed into the most granular ideas, enriched with education metadata, and linked to related standards.

Broad Content Interoperability

Academic Benchmarks digitized learning standards include a unique identifier, the AB GUID, that is widely adopted in edtech and considered the “standard for standards.”

Unrivaled Availability

In addition to offering a direct connection to standards, we partner with edtech market leaders, such as the Ed-Fi Alliance and Learnosity, who make Academic Benchmarks learning standards available in their offerings.

Ready to improve the quality and efficiency of your alignment process?