Research-Based Design Criteria - Product Certifications

Research-Based Design Criteria

Through collaboration with education leaders and educators, education nonprofit leaders, and product developers, Digital Promise created this criteria to establish a minimum standard of research use in edtech product development. This criteria directly informed the Research-Based Design product certification application.

How it works

Two assessors review each application based on the criteria established above. When both assessors agree on the appropriate category, the product receives the respective status. When assessors disagree, they meet to discuss their perspectives and come to an agreement on the status with project leadership.

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.

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