Digital Promise Awards National Certification to Summit Learning

For the second time in the past year, Digital Promise has awarded Summit Learning a national certification.

Digital Promise, a nonprofit authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education and improve the opportunity to learn for all, awarded Summit Learning its Learner Variability Product Certification. Learner variability takes into account each student’s skills and background to create learning experiences that help them all reach their full potential.

This is the second certification Summit Learning has earned from Digital Promise, following the Research-Based Design Product Certification in June 2021. Summit Learning is proud to be recognized as a field leader for continually putting research into practice in education and supporting the diverse needs of every student.

“This certification underscores our belief that all students enter school with unique experiences that contribute to who they are as individuals,” said Monica Milligan, Chief Program Officer of Gradient Learning, the nonprofit that provides the Summit Learning program. “Our team has built tools and academic approaches to help teachers meet each learner where they are across multiple dimensions of variability, including current skill development and content knowledge.” 

The Learner Variability Project Certification can give teachers, school administrators, and district leaders additional confidence in partnering with Summit Learning to improve teaching and learning. 

“Educators and families want to know that edtech products support a broad range of learners,” said Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the Learner Variability Project at Digital Promise. “The Learner Variability Product Certification celebrates those products that intentionally design for the whole child and allow learners to make adjustments based on their needs.” 

For more information on how Summit Learning supports learner variability, read this story that includes images from the Summit Learning platform. The images show how students use mentoring to set achievable goals and have access to differentiated resources to ensure that they receive the right level of support to develop their academic skills. 

Visit the Digital Promise website to learn more about its product certifications.

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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.