New Certification Serves as Signal that Products Support Learners’ Unique Needs
October 9, 2020 | Washington, D.C. – Levered Learning has earned the Learner Variability product certification from Digital Promise for their online elementary math system. The new product certification is intended to serve as a reliable signal for educators, administrators, and families looking for evidence that educational technology (edtech) products support the unique needs of their learners.
Levered Learning submitted evidence to Digital Promise verifying they have designed features, including some that can be manipulated by learners themselves, that support learner variability.
“Levered is proud to be one of only 11 companies awarded both the Research-Based Design and Learner Variability certifications,” said Mitch Slater, CEO of Levered Learning. “We have seen outsized learning gains for students from all backgrounds and every achievement level. It’s an honor to be recognized by Digital Promise for our efforts to reach every student and give them the tools they need to succeed in math.”
“Edtech designed for learner variability has the potential to provide pathways to equitable, powerful learning opportunities and experiences for every learner,” said Karen Cator, president and CEO of Digital Promise. “Digital Promise’s product certifications are designed to help strengthen consumers’ confidence in choosing edtech products that will better support authentic and unique learner needs.”
Through Product Certifications, consumers can narrow their options as they select products by identifying edtech that is truly based in research about learning and has the potential to support unique learning needs before trying it out in their classrooms.
Learner variability is based on a whole child understanding of learners, in which product developers and educators recognize that each learner has unique cognitive development, social-emotional capacities, and background considerations. Edtech products designed to attend to learner variability are more likely to support the broad range of a learner’s strengths and challenges that can vary in different contexts and that create multiple opportunities for differentiation.
The Learner Variability product certification uses a competency-based learning framework, developed in collaboration with more than 60 educators, a dozen edtech products, and Digital Promise’s Learner Variability Project advisory board.
About Levered Learning
Levered has taken a systems-level approach to help increase math proficiency in elementary math with a self-paced, competency-based curriculum and real-time teacher dashboard. Levered has delivered an average of 70% growth over the previous year’s students at schools with a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students. To learn more, visit www.levered.com and follow @leveredlearning for updates.