LearnPlatform Launches Evidence-as-a-Service Subscription to Help Providers Reduce Costs and Build EdTech Evidence Districts and States Trust


Raleigh, North Carolina, LearnPlatform announced the release of Proof as a Servicea subscription model to support all EdTech solution providers and their partners with the evidence needed to meet market demands, demonstrate compliance with the Every Student Success Act (ESSA)and effectively serve all students and educators.

LearnPlatform, known for its innovative EdTech efficiency system to which districts, state agencies and their partners serve millions of students, has worked closely with partners for over a year to test different service offerings to help EdTech vendors quickly and cost-effectively develop the necessary evidence base. to inform their product plans and comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA demands that federal funding and stimulus funds be used for “evidence-based interventions.”

“Technology adoption is here to stay. Districts are running more than 1,400 EdTechs on average, and the numbers aren’t going down this year,” said Mary Styers, PhD, director of research at LearnPlatform.

“Knowing which of these tools work, in which situations and for which students and teachers is a critical question that every district leader asks.”

LearnPlatform offers three subscription packages to support any size and type of EdTech solution provider and their partners. The packages are designed to help all providers comply with ESSA and develop evidence-based interventions that enable districts and states to purchase and use their products to improve student outcomes.

Additionally, given the influx of stimulus funds over the past 18 months, this type of assessment will provide districts with valuable evidence of the effectiveness of their investments in edtech. Administrators can apply this evidence to inform their decisions about EdTech solutions and establish a solid foundation for long-term, sustainable financial planning.

“As every education organization responds to modernize learning during and after the pandemic, it is essential that rigorous and practical evaluation accelerates to provide evidence at the speed of decision-making,” said Karl Rectanus, CEO and co-founder of LearnPlarform. “Our technology, our team, and our model enable providers to work with their state and district partners quickly, safely, cost-effectively, and most importantly, toward the common goals of better student and teacher outcomes, regardless of their size, solution or context.”

In the face of massive change for schools, Evidence-as-a-Service offers providers at any stage – early, growing and established – the ability to build an evidence base for their product(s) to better partner with districts and states to equip them with the ability to modernize their learning environments with ESSA-aligned evidence.

Each subscription aligns with one or more of the four ESSA levels to demonstrate justification and identify and show promising, moderate, Where strong evidence that their product has a positive impact on student outcomes.

Learning Age®a leading educational technology innovator and creator of the hugely popular ABCmouse® e-learning program, leveraged LearnPlatform services to assess My math academy™, the company’s personalized and adaptive math program that helps young learners master essential math concepts and skills. LearnPlatform has determined that My math academy meets the highest level of evidence standards under ESSA, Level I “Strong Evidence”, and has a significant positive impact on students’ numeracy skills.

” We have developed My math academy and My Reading Academy™ to help educators provide equitable instruction and meet the diverse needs of young learners to ensure all students are proficient in math and reading,” said Sunil Gunderia, Chief Innovation and Product Officer of mastery and adaptation, Age of Learning. “We’re partnering with LearnPlatform to develop a modernized approach to evidence collection because it’s an important part of validating the learning gains our programs are designed to help students achieve. This evidence is essential to help schools and districts identify solutions that will work in their specific contexts to deliver learning outcomes.

Whether it’s a solution for core curriculum, tutoring, learning loss, or another educational goal, the Evidence-as-a-Service model provides a path to ESSA compliance in weeks, at a fraction of the cost of traditional models

“We work every day to fundamentally change student outcomes by rethinking the role of assessments in the learning process. As soon as we spoke to the team at LearnPlatform, we knew they were the right partner to conduct an independent study to examine exactly that,” said Craig Jones, CEO and co-founder of Formative, a web-based application for classrooms that allows teachers to give live assignments to students, enabling instant feedback and long-term tracking of student growth. “The results found promising evidence and also show that Formative meets ESSA Level III requirements. learning can be solid.”

neprisan EdTech platform that virtually connects working professionals with students, is another early adopter of this offering to work with district and state partners.

“We always knew that our platform increased student engagement in school and prepared them for the future of work, but external research was too expensive and no one was reading it,” said Sabari Raja, CEO and Co-Founder. of Nepris. “With LearnPlatform, we’ve found a quick, hands-on approach that helps our state and district partners feel confident in what we’re doing — and what we’ll do together — to achieve their goals.”

LearnPlatform is a comprehensive EdTech efficiency system used by educators, leaders and their partners to modernize their learning environments and ensure academic and financial return on their EdTech investments. Search-driven technology, central office automation, and data-rich insights and evidence services enable school districts, states, and providers to organize, streamline, and analyze their edtech interventions to s ensure they are safe, fair, cost-effective and effective for all students. For more information, visit learnplatform.com.

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