Zooming in on 24 Tools
The edtech market is flooded by tools that offer, or claim to offer, adaptive learning features. Below you can compare and contrast features of 24 different tools we analyzed through our research. Who offers adaptive content or adaptive assessment? Which tools use adaptive sequence? And which ones employ all three approaches?
We’ve got answers.
Mouse over the diagram below to explore each tool. Remember: a tool can offer one approach or a combination of them, so look closely at the intersections. Alternatively, you can use filters to sort by the type of approach you’re most interested in.
Use the filters to sort by the type of approach you’re most interested in.
Keep in mind that our list is by no means exhaustive. It’s a representation of well-known tools, new tools and tools that have unique characteristics in both the K-12 and higher-ed markets. You’ll also notice a mix of tools including math and literacy tools, as well as authoring platforms and Learning Management Systems. But there are plenty more tools available than we analyzed. So take our framework as a starting place to ask questions about more tools and you can decide where others should fit.
If you want to learn more about this framework, go to the Definition section or download the full report. If you want to learn more about these tools and others, visit their profiles on the EdSurge Index.
Math assessment and tutoring system for K-12 and higher education.
Provider of digital enterprise solutions and learning management systems.
Provider of open-source STEM content; allows teachers to compile and share custom digital textbooks.
Helps educators deliver personalized learning for students.
K-8 math games product that adapts to the learner's level of knowledge.
Adaptive learning platform that curates, aligns and personalizes online courses.
Fulcrum Labs (Formerly Adapt Courseware)
Comprehensive higher ed curriculum with videos, texts, interactive practice and quizzes.
Adaptive assessment and instruction for math and reading in grades K-8.
Digital curriculum, assessment and intervention/ELL program for reading and writing for grades pre-K through 12.
Adaptive learning platform that customizes educational content based on student needs.
Math program that assesses strengths and weaknesses and provides content to fill gaps.
Automated online math tutoring and analytics tool for 5th-9th grade students.
LearnSmart + SmartBook
Adaptive technology that supports over 1,300 McGraw-Hill courses.
Lexia Reading Core 5
Reading software for foundational skills in preschool and elementary grades.
A higher ed tool that provides content, tools and experiences for students in science and engineering.
Mathspace tracks and provides feedback on all aspects of a math problem, including intermediate steps.
A higher ed tool that provides immersive content, tutorials and study plans for over 80 different courses.
Redbird Advanced Learning
Adaptive K-12 digital curriculum, blended learning services and professional development.
Adaptive platform for elementary students to practice math and reading skills.
Adaptive eLearning platform to create and deploy rich, interactive quizzes, simulations.
Visual and conceptual math program based on neuroscience research from UC Irvine for grades PreK-12.
Reading and math software for grades K-8 providing individualized learning paths.
Think Through Math
Adaptive math program providing adaptive instruction, motivation and live support.
Offers Common-Core aligned instruction and assessment for math and English students in grades 2-8.
Ooops! We haven't found products that fall into all three categories (content, assessment and sequence) at the same time. Have a suggestion? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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