Digital Promise Awards eSpark Research-Based Design Product Certification

With so many options for online learning available, one thing that can set a program apart from the others is a curriculum grounded in proven educational research. We are proud to share that eSpark has earned the Research-Based Design for Instructional Learning Products: Product Certification from Digital Promise. This Product Certification serves as a rigorous, reliable signal for district and school administrators, educators, and families looking for evidence of research-based edtech products.

Our team submitted evidence to Digital Promise confirming a link between eSpark’s curriculum design and established research on how students learn, while also demonstrating eSpark’s commitment to making our research basis clear and accessible to the public. The seven elements of eSpark’s Theory of Learning are each backed by rigorous educational studies to ensure academic growth and retention for every student.

“At eSpark, we care deeply about providing a high-quality educational experience that meets the unique needs of all learners. We use the latest research from learning sciences to guide our pedagogy and design, along with listening to feedback from teachers and students to build an impactful, easy-to-use experience,” said Ray Lyons, Vice President of Product at eSpark. “We’re really proud to receive this credential as recognition of our research-based approach.”

Digital Promise Research-Based Design Certification Badge

Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization at the forefront of accelerating innovation within education and closing the digital learning gap. Their 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 nearly 50 educators across the United States.

“Educators and researchers continue to uncover important insights about how people learn,” said Christina Luke Luna, Chief Learning Officer, Pathways and Credentials at Digital Promise. “Digital Promise’s Research-Based Design Product Certification recognizes the edtech products that incorporate research about learning into their design and development. Congratulations to eSpark for demonstrating that research informs their product design!”

We are honored to receive this certification reflecting our commitment to providing evidence-based math and reading instruction. Administrators and educators can continue to confidently rely on eSpark as a qualified personalized learning program with a proven research-based design.

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