It is essential that students receive the instruction, guidance, and support needed to master foundational skills in the elementary grades, especially to close early learning gaps in math and reading.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (PRWEB) September 16, 2020
Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market, today announced that its Pathblazer solution has earned the Research-Based Design product certification from Digital Promise. The certification provides third-party verification to educators and families that an educational technology product is based on credible learning sciences research.
“It is essential that students receive the instruction, guidance, and support needed to master foundational skills in the elementary grades, especially to close early learning gaps in math and reading,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “This certification assures educators and parents that our products are grounded in well-accepted research documented to help accelerate student learning.”
Pathblazer offers teachers in grades K-6 dynamic, skills-based online content that can be used for math and reading intervention and enrichment so they can help every student catch up, keep up, and get ahead. Whether in an individualized learning path or single lesson, Pathblazer provides students with engaging, motivating content that they can access in class or at home, which will make it easier for students to continue learning during transitional periods in the coming months.
The program utilizes data-driven, targeted instruction built around a gradual-release instructional model—which includes supported practice, independent practice, and assessment—to help reinforce grade-level skills among elementary-school students. For students in need of more support, educators can also use Pathblazer to offer targeted, standards-based intervention in math and ELA as needed.
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-Based Design product certification can be found here.
Edgenuity submitted evidence to Digital Promise demonstrating that instructional design decisions were intentionally grounded in recognized research. Earlier this year, Pathblazer was also found to meet the highest level of efficacy—Tier 1 “strong” evidence—in improving student achievement in reading for grades three to five, as outlined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which governs the United States K–12 public education policy.
Edgenuity is dedicated to offering innovative, research-based learning solutions aimed at improving 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 Pathblazer® can visit this page or contact an Edgenuity representative for more information.
Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K–12 market, is in use by more than 20,000 schools nationwide, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. Edgenuity’s full suite of solutions is aimed at helping students, educators, and districts achieve success in their online and blended learning programs. For students, Edgenuity offers learning solutions including initial credit courses, honors and Advanced Placement courses, credit recovery, intervention, and test readiness. Edgenuity additionally supports educators through high-quality digital-first core curriculum provided by LearnZillion, as well as professional development solutions to help educators plan and deliver powerful, lasting learning experiences.
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.