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Ellevation Education Awarded Two Learner Variability Product Certifications
New Certifications Serve as Signal that Products Support Learners’ Unique Needs
Washington, D.C. – Ellevation Education has earned the Learner Variability product certification from Digital Promise for their Ellevation Math and Ellevation Strategies products. 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.
Ellevation submitted evidence to Digital Promise verifying they have designed features, including some that can be manipulated by learners themselves, that support learner variability.
“By building language through a worked problem, Ellevation Math prepares students for their own engagement in rich, mathematical tasks that lend themselves to analysis, discussion, and reflection,” said Ellevation’s Chief Academic Officer, Seija Surr. “While the more than 80 research-based classroom activities Ellevation Strategies offers allow students to practice learning language in various ways, while using content area subject matter. Classrooms using Ellevation leverage learner variability so that students will better develop language proficiencies and progress on the path to reclassification and grade-level mastery of content. We’re proud that both of our instructional products have been recognized to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, supporting learner variability by Digital Promise Product Certifications.”
“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.
More information on Digital Promise’s product certifications can be found at productcertifications.digitalpromise.org.
About Ellevation Education
Ellevation is a software company focused exclusively on English Learners and the educators who serve them. Ellevation provides tools to over 800 school districts that streamline program management, improve teacher practice, increase student achievement and foster a district-wide culture of accountability for the success of English Learners. Ellevation is the leader in helping all stakeholders in K-12 school districts more easily meet EL program requirements and provide the best academic support to their EL students.
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.
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