Through collaboration with education leaders and educators, education nonprofit leaders, and product developers, Digital Promise created this rubric to establish a minimum standard of research use in edtech product development. This rubric directly informed the Learning Sciences Research-Based Design Product certification application.
How it works
Two reviewers assess each application based on the criteria established in this rubric. When both reviewers agree on the appropriate category, the product receives the respective status. When reviewers disagree, they meet to discuss their perspectives and come to an agreement on status. Once products have been nominated to earn the product certification, teammates from the Digital Promise Learning Sciences Research team review the applications to determine final certification status.
The product certification process is a learning experience. To support continuous learning and improvement, we offer product developers feedback and a chance to resubmit. Only products that earn a certification will be shared publicly.