Standards (or Expectations) can be added into Chalk individually or in batch. Before requesting that a new Standard Set be added, please be sure to search to see if it already exists. The following article can show you how to search for an existing Standard Set: Search and add standard sets to subjects
If you want to add just a few standards use the in-product feature that allows you to upload your own custom standard sets. The following help article goes through this process: How do I upload my own curriculum?
If you have a large number of standards that you want added to Chalk simply provide them to us in a pre-defined format (see below) and we would be happy to upload them on your behalf.
Standards Upload - File Format
Standards need to be formatted using the following pattern:
For example, the Virginia Standards of Learning - Grade 8 - Civics and Economics would start like:
CE.8.1 The student will develop the social studies skills responsible citizenship requires, including the ability to
CE.8.1.a examine and interpret primary and secondary source documents;
CE.8.1.b create and explain maps, diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and spreadsheets;
CE.8.1.c analyze political cartoons, political advertisements, pictures, and other graphic media;
The code can be any Alpha-Numeric identifier followed by a space and the remainder of the line will be taken as the description.
It is important that:
- Everything before the first space is the code
- Everything on the same line after the first space is the description
- Each standard appears on one single line within the file and does not exceed 1,000 characters
and ideally your code:
- Has a representation of the course subject (e.g. CE above)
- Has a representation of the grade (e.g. 8 above)
- Appropriately represents the hierarchy of the Standard Set (e.g. 1, 1.a, 1.b as above or 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, etc.)
If you're requesting multiple subjects or grades, we do ask that each individual file contains a single grade and subject. For example Grade 2 Math standards would be in one file, and Grade 2 Art standards would be in a separate file.
This article includes two sample files, one CSV and one TXT, that you can start with.