What we do

We develop and advocate for innovations that systematically meet students where they are and connect them to where they

need to be

We’re changing the century-old paradigm of schooling — where all same-aged students learn the same thing at the same time — to one that provides each and every student with an educational program more attuned to their unique strengths and needs.

Achieving this objective requires working with communities, schools, and state and federal leaders who are committed to modernizing our nation’s approach to schooling.
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The value of tailored acceleration

In math, students are generally taught skills that correspond to their enrolled grade level, regardless of where they are starting from. Those who are behind tend to fall even further behind since math is cumulative and unfinished learning can readily accumulate. And those who are ahead can have a hard time accelerating further.

To overcome these challenges, we build solutions allowing students to experience tailored acceleration. It’s an approach focused on a personalized mix of pre-, on-, and post-grade skills designed to help each and every student catch up and get ahead. 

And we do this while adhering to the principles of high expectations, rigorous accountability, and educational equity.

Traditional Instruction

Tailored Acceleration

Instruction is focused on achieving grade-level proficiency over a single school year.

Instruction is focused on accelerating mathematical understanding efficiently. Some may not need a full year, while others may need more time to achieve grade-level proficiency.

Teachers focus on covering current grade-level skills for all students, regardless of their unique starting points.

Because math is cumulative, teachers focus on a strategic mix of pre-, on-, and post-grade skills that best enables each student to accelerate.

Student mastery of current grade-level curriculum is paramount.

Student mastery of essential skills, from all levels, is paramount.

Growth reflects changes in performance relative to grade-level skills.

Growth is measured relative to a student’s starting point.

Classroom teachers instruct students on the same skills at the same time regardless of individual student skill needs.

Each student can focus on the specific skills they personally need.

The shift to tailored acceleration

Our team is redefining possible in education by bringing about a shift to tailored acceleration in today’s classrooms. We are developing and providing innovative learning models and an array of personalized learning tools. The solutions our team is developing, and that are being piloted in schools across the country, allow teachers to diagnose each student’s math understanding on a granular level, and provides each student with a pathway to proficiency.

But we’re not just working with district and school leaders. We’re speaking with members of state boards of education, members of Congress, and organizations that also recognize the need for a change in how our country does school. We are advocating for the changes in assessment and accountability practices required to allow for schools to adopt a tailored approach to teaching and learning.

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Solution development

Our team of educators, technologists, and other experts
iterate to bring new products and learning models to life.

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Policy and advocacy

We are shaping a policy landscape to enable bold innovations and approaches tailored to each student’s unique strengths and needs.

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