Certification provides additional transparency to edtech marketplace and confirms link between product design and research.
Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K–12 market, today announced that its Courseware offering has earned the Research-Based Design product certification from Digital Promise. This new product certification serves as a rigorous, reliable signal for educators and consumers – including school administrators, teachers, and families – looking for evidence-based edtech products that meet the needs of a diverse array of learners.
Edgenuity® Courseware is a comprehensive digital curriculum solution for students in grades six through twelve, designed to both challenge and motivate students to continue learning and progressing to more difficult concepts. Courseware offers a full suite of over 300 courses – including core curriculum, AP®, honors, elective, and credit recovery courses – built using an instructional model grounded in research and aligned to state standards and the Common Core.
“Edgenuity is deeply committed to the science of learning,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “We passionately believe that by fusing respected research and innovative technology, we can make learning more student-centered and, ultimately, more impactful. It’s gratifying to see how far we have come as well as to know that, as our research continues, so will the innovation we’re able to bring to classrooms across the nation.”
Edgenuity submitted evidence to Digital Promise demonstrating that instructional design decisions were intentionally made based on recognized research.
“Schools and families want to know which edtech products can actually help students learn,” said Karen Cator, president and CEO of Digital Promise. “Digital Promise’s Product Certifications strengthen consumers’ confidence in choosing research-based products, while recognizing product developers doing the important work of incorporating valid research into their designs.”
The Research-Based Design product certification uses a competency-based learning framework, developed in consultation with Digital Promise’s Learner Variability Project advisory board, expert researchers in the Learning Sciences field, and dozens of educators across the United States. Further information about the development of the Research-Backed Design product certification can be found here.
Edgenuity is devoted to developing innovative, research-based curriculum that raises student achievement. An extensive body of pedagogical research about how people learn drives every aspect of the Company’s design and development of K–12 learning solutions. Educators interested in learning more about Edgenuity Courseware can visit this page or contact an Edgenuity representative for more information.
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K–12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. We offer courses for first-time credit, honors and Advanced Placement, credit recovery, intervention, and test readiness. These solutions, in addition to Edgenuity’s instructional services and professional development offerings, help students, educators, and districts achieve success in their online and blended learning programs. For more information, visit Edgenuity.com.
About Digital Promise
Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization that builds powerful networks and takes on grand challenges by working at the intersection of researchers, entrepreneurs, and educators. Our vision is that all people, at every stage of their lives, have access to learning experiences that help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive and continuously learn in an ever-changing world. For more information, visit the Digital Promise website and follow @digitalpromise for updates.