San Francisco, CA and Washington, D.C.— Feb 2, 2021— ​Altitude Learning has earned the Research-Based Design product certification from Digital Promise. The product certification serves as a rigorous, reliable signal for district and school administrators, educators, and families looking for evidence of research-based educational technology (edtech) products that are based in research about learning.

Altitude Learning submitted evidence to Digital Promise confirming a link between research on how students learn and the product’s design.

“Our learner-centered focus at Altitude Learning necessitates that we ground our work in the learning sciences of how students learn best,“ said Devin Vodicka, CEO of Altitude Learning. “We appreciate the transparency Digital Promise’s certification program brings to the educational marketplace and are pleased to be recognized for our research-informed approach to product development.”

Learn more about Altitude Learning’s research-informed approach to product development.

“We ask educators to design instruction based on research and expect that edtech products do the same,” said Christina Luke, director of digital certifications and credentialing at Digital Promise. “Digital Promise’s Research-Based Design Product Certification provides a meaningful consumer signal when selecting edtech products. We congratulate these products for incorporating learning sciences research into their designs!”

Through Product Certifications, consumers can narrow their options as they select products based on research about learning before trying it out in their classrooms. Digital Promise launched the Research-Based Design product certification in February 2020 and has certified 40 products to date.

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 nearly 50 educators across the United States. Further detail about its development can be found in Digital Promise’s report, “​Designing Edtech that Matters for Learning: Research-Based Design Product Certifications.​”

All developers, educators, edtech investors, and families are also encouraged to ​sign the Research-Based Product Promise​ and demand high-quality, research-driven products that support each unique learner. More information on Digital Promise’s product certifications can be found at ​​.

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About Altitude Learning

Altitude Learning partners with K-12 schools and districts to catalyze and accelerate their shift to learner-centered education. Working hand-in-hand with leaders and educators to create the conditions for learner-centered change and provide tools for scale and sustainability, Altitude Learning solutions facilitate learner agency, competency-based assessment, and authentic learning experiences. As a public benefit corporation and a Certified B Corporation building a learner-centered ecosystem since 2013, when it was founded as AltSchool, Altitude Learning aims to empower every learner to drive their own learning and reach their full potential. To learn more, visit and follow @AltitudeLearn for updates.


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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