Using evidence-based tests to validate data, UpGrade optimizes learning experiences, making them more effective for students and educators alike.
The open source platform promotes continuous improvement in learning methodologies, allowing scalable, timely and iterative design of new experiences across entire classrooms.
Educators implement UpGrade to assign students variations of a particular learning experience ranging from videos, test formats, even button colors and other UX-driven elements.
The experiences are then compared to see how each impacts student learning efficacy and engagement. Whichever version proves most effective can then be implemented at a wider scale.
It’s fast, efficient, and, most importantly, objective.
UpGrade’s robust feature set offers researchers and tech professionals the tools to develop powerful experiences.
UpGrade is more than a technology platform. It’s a step forward in transforming education for students, communities, educators and technologists alike.
Educators and school districts can employ a higher level of inclusion with learning experiences that are proven to be effective.
EdTech professionals save time, resources and costs in creating products for improved engagement and performance.
our mission and vision
Our mission is to fuel equitable, transformative technology experiences in education. In environments where many students risk falling behind, evidence-based learning has never been so important.
That’s why we strive to give every technology company, every school and every educator the ability to use evidence to continually improve products, instruction and educational experiences.
And, since UpGrade evaluates learning experiences rather than students, there is no need to store personally identifiable information.
UpGrade is developed with independent advice and recommendations from an advisory board of learning and technology experts. Our Board members include:
Visit our UpGrade Slack channel to see who’s using the platform and how it makes a difference in the classroom.
UpGrade is an open-source, dashboard-based web service that facilitates designing and deploying A/B tests and fair comparisons of learning experiences in educational software. With UpGrade, product managers, learning scientists, and software developers can define and run A/B tests to explore what works best for supporting the most effective learning outcomes.
Educational software developers can use UpGrade to bring learning-science based field testing to product improvement. Using UpGrade for fair comparisons and A/B testing can alert developers to what kinds of software improvements are most effective at positively impacting learning outcomes. Learning Scientists and Researchers can use UpGrade to conduct educational field tests at scale, exploring how interventions affect learning across larger populations and more variable school districts than typical educational research studies. UpGrade manages the unit of assignment across classes, districts, and schools, so research can be conducted with minimal disruption of these groups.
UpGrade’s client API manages the design of A/B tests on your software. Using UpGrade’s web-based GUI, design parameters such as conditions, weighting, unit of assignment, and metrics