Confidence in the Content.

More than ever, rapidly changing political environments motivate state and federal agencies, school districts and publishers alike to proactively address diversity and inclusivity issues in their content and communications. To help you meet these challenges, we perform linguistic analyses on your content calibrated by national benchmarks for diversity, equity and inclusion.

With the thorough understanding that comes from close to two decades working with the nation's top publishers, we have substantial insight into content-focused development, auditing and engineering as well as linguistic analysis. Solidify engagement across your learning environments so that your clients can expect the same quality of material, performance and functionality, as well as a consistent voice that yields a uniform exemplary experience across your entire curriculum or catalog.  For more information, please contact us.

Collaborate

Collaborate

We begin by discovering where you are now and what you want to accomplish next.

Responsive

Analyze

We review your content with your requirements, rendering precise, detailed, actionable results. 

Easy to use

Consult

We have the capabilities and deep industry experience to solve your content challenges.

What we do

DEI Linguistic Analysis. Content Accuracy Checking.  Platform Testing and Engineering.
 
We perform linguistic analyses for language pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion according to the latest DEI standards and best practices.  We focus on intersections of difference such as race, bias, gender, ability, socio-economic status, national origin, etc. We render our findings for the client in precise, everyday language that can then be used to make informed determinations about the material. We work with school districts, academic publishers and state and federal agencies. 
 
We perform QC/QA of Mathematics and hard science online content and testing platforms for higher education textbook publishers like you. With you, we develop a test plan matrix to make certain that the functionality and content that you want tested are thoroughly examined so that you can launch your project with confidence.  We field subject matter experts to review content and platform functionality, reporting back to you a detailed analysis of our findings. We assemble SME teams with current, relevant academic expertise, as well as a deep understanding of testing materials and their value to the professors and institutions adopting your titles. 
 
This translates to more adoptions.  Our exacting attention to the detailed materials on your LMS allows your sales force to drive adoptions with confidence; confidence that the material you are presenting has had the best and most qualified people review, test, and correct it. We have the record to back this up: out of well over a million takes in 2016, there were only five issues found. In other words, that’s a 99.999995 success rate.
 
 

Extanto.  Confidence in the Content.

 

Services

Program of Services

DEI Linguistic Analysis for State and Federal Agencies

One of America’s greatest strengths is its diverse and multicultural population. Extanto supports our nation by offering content reviews and linguistic analyses for language pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) according to the latest DEI standards and best practices such as those from the American Psychological Association and the United Nations Human Rights Committee.  With our unique approach comprised of our rubric and analysis process, we deliver a reliable, consistent methodology and expertise to uncover linguistic nuances in the content that might open it to criticisms of bias or insensitivity, while maintaining the principles of freedom of speech. Let’s work together to make America a country that works for all.

Extanto is classified as an Emerging Small Business. Our CAGE number is 8ZUA0 and DUNS number is 10-879-9366.  

Extanto. Broaden your Reach.

Diversity Equity & Inclusion Linguistic Analysis for Publishing

Publishers are looking for help as they work with challenges posed by increasingly diverse student bodies. We have developed a program to help address these needs. Our staff has created a living rubric with which your materials are evaluated. Our team performs a linguistic analysis of the content of your teaching materials, textbooks and potential adoptions to highlight DEI concerns regarding issues of race, bias, gender, sex, ability, socio-economic status, national origin, etc. Our results are rendered in precise, easily understood language that your district can use to make informed decisions about the materials you are using. To learn more about our work with textbook publishers, please contact us.

Extanto. Inspire Your Learners.

SME Agency

We excel at filling specialized, content-related staffing requirements for the publishing industry, be they subject matter experts or experienced platform developers, all domestically sourced. We can serve as a recruiter, helping you fill specific, temporary positions on a per-project basis.  

 

Extanto. Quality People Make the Difference.

Content Authoring

Our authoring teams are comprised of Masters-level SMEs and above, all very close to their academic experience and most with teaching experience so that they are familiar with the pedagogical rigors of course design in the classroom.  

Our authoring teams get to work creating and generating items from source material on the target platform; integrating media from source material; organizing titles by building tables of content and chapter order from source material reproducing source look, feel, and flow and; generating relevant error specific feedback from source material. 

 

Extanto. Content Drives Adoptions.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

Extanto Technology specializes in QC /QA of mathematics and hard science online content and testing platforms.   We can convert your new content acquisitions to your existing platforms. We have substantial experience working with Computer Adaptive Testing utilizing Item Response Theory for building assessments for GMAT and GRE assessments practice tests and perform both Black box and White box testing at the platform level.

Extanto. Launch With Confidence.

Content Engineering

Our Content Engineering team is platform agnostic. They care about how the content behaves in your DLE.  They creating authoring guidelines and templates that any content development team can use to create/convert content. They preparing representative content samples in a target markup language that developers may use as example for their code (e.g. XML, MathML, HTML5). They develop and diagram workflows for content from source material conversion to server deployment. They convert source material to desired formats (e.g. from Word to XML). They offer relevant systems feedback from a content tools perspective . They will develop Markup Language schemae (e.g. XML DTD) and incorporate platform features into DTDs.

Extanto. Confidence in the Content.

Clients

Clients

We have the privilege of providing content engineering, authoring, and accuracy checking services to the country's largest academic publishers. 

How can we help you?

  • Cengage Learning

About Extanto

We offer you experience that you can trust, flexibility that you can work with, and professionalism that you can rely on to deliver what you need.  Collectively, our principals have well over sixty years' experience in Content Authoring, Engineering, QA/QC and Linguistic Analysis. We have a proven track record of hitting deadlines, staying on budget, and having a pro-active approach to client relations. We enjoy building long-term relationships with our clients; at least seventy-five percent of our business has been with repeat clients. Find out what keeps them coming back.

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Extanto Technology, LLC

Located in,
Lake Oswego,
OR 97034, United States

Eugene,
OR 97405, United States

10:00 - 6:00, Monday to Friday

info@extanto.com
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