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SCORM® 2004 4th Edition

After release of the 3rd Edition, new issues and feature requirements were reported by members of the ADL Community. Upon acting on that feedback and making significant improvements, ADL Initiative released SCORM® 2004 4th Edition in 2009.

With this release comes the usual ADL Initiative documentation, tools, and content examples.

ADL Initiative strongly encourages content developers and those who produce distributed learning products to conform with this version of the SCORM® specification.

SCORM® Resources

SCORM® Overview
SCORM® 1.2
SCORM® 2004 (3rd Edition)
SCORM® Certification, Conformance, and Adoption
SCORM® Acquisition Guidance

Official Documentation

Technical Specification (4th Ed.)
Testing Requirements

Compatibility Testing Resources

LMS Test Packages (4th Ed.)
Conformance Test Suite 1.1.1
Sample Run-time Environment 1.1.1

Additional Resources

Users Guide for Instructional Designers
Users Guide for Programmers
SCORM® Starter Template
Official ADL SCORM® API Wrappers
RELOAD Content Editor


Content Packaging Extensions Version 2.0
Navigation Extensions Version 1.0

Content Examples

Data Model
Manifest Basics
Sequencing Essentials