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About The Standards Company LLC

Based in Clovis, CA, our company formed in 2007 to perform research for education agencies. Within four months, our company contracted with two state agencies to perform massive-scale studies on the enacted curriculum.

These studies, which encompassed over a quarter-million student assignments collected from over 7,000 teachers, represent the largest studies of standards alignment and curricular rigor ever performed in the United States.

In 2009, we helped developed the concept of Cognitive Rigor, later coauthoring the definitive article on the subject.

In 2010, we added grant writing to our suite of services. We have since authored proposals that have received over $12 million for numerous school districts and other public agencies.

We recently developed our own instructional methods centered on Cognitive Rigor. Professional development is now an important component of our service offerings.

About the Founder

A former science educator and researcher, John R. Walkup has taught at both the K-12 and university levels. His teaching experience includes mathematics, science, English language arts, and multimedia arts.

Since 2005, John has performed K-12 professional development workshops, classroom observations, and curriculum analysis for school districts throughout the country.

John's expertise spans such topics as STEM learning, English language learners, curriculum development, classroom observation, professional development, standards alignment, and curricular rigor.

John earned his Doctor of Philosophy studying theoretical physics at the University of Oklahoma.


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The Standards Company LLC
575 West Alluvial Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 903-4014


I formed The Standards Company in 2007 to provide educators and researchers a cost-effective way to ensure that their curriculum and instruction meet rigorous expectations.

Let us help your teaching staff boost the learning environment in their classrooms and make teaching fun again.

John R. Walkup, PhD