Summit Learning Earns Digital Promise’s Research-Based Design Product Certification

Research informs everything we do at Summit Learning.

From our curricular offerings, to our platform tools, to the professional development we design for educators, nothing is done without using research that shows how students learn best.

We are proud to be recognized as a field leader in this regard for continually putting research into practice in education. Further validation of our work has come from Digital Promise, a nonprofit authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education and improve the opportunity to learn for all. 

Summit Learning has earned Digital Promise’s Research-Based Design product certification for our platform.

“Our Digital Promise certification underscores to both current and potential partners our commitment to research-based best practices, all in support of whole-child learning outcomes and connecting students to the learning experiences they need to achieve those outcomes,” said Andrew Goldin, Executive Director of Gradient Learning, the nonprofit that oversees the Summit Learning program. “We are excited about the external validation it provides, and are honored to be listed alongside other high-impact organizations and products.”

The certification serves as a reliable signal for district and school administrators, educators, and families who are looking for educational technology that is based in research about learning. We submitted significant evidence to Digital Promise that showed how our offerings are informed by research on how students learn. After a rigorous assessment, we earned product certification. 

Digital Promise’s certification can give teachers, school administrators, and district leaders additional confidence in selecting Summit Learning as a partner for improving teaching and learning. 

To learn more, read our four-part series on the research that supports and drives the Summit Learning program. The series focused on data-driven differentiation, feedback, student motivation, and mentoring.

Digital Promise Certification Badge

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Summit Learning is a research–based approach to education designed to drive student engagement, meaningful learning, and strong student–teacher relationships that prepare students for life after graduation. Created by teachers with experience in diverse classrooms, Summit Learning is grounded in decades of research about how children learn. With Summit Learning, students gain mastery of core subjects like math, history, English, and science, while also carefully developing the skills and habits of lifelong learners. Summit Learning is independently led and operated by the nonprofit, Gradient Learning.