The competition is organized into tracks spanning Pre-K to adult learning that are designed to spur action addressing a pressing issue in learning. Competitive proposals should be new innovations or advancements in your work towards the track priorities.
Tracks for the 2023-24 competition will be announced at the Launch Event on
September 21 at 12pm ET.
The competition is designed to be inclusive of all great ideas, with award levels to match competitors’ phase of development. We encourage participation from researchers, edtech innovators, students, and educators alike.
for early stage ideas or products
for products with some users and scale
for established platforms with 10,000
or more users
The Tools Competition funds edtech tools and technologies that support learning outcomes and can contribute to learning science research.
Eligible tools have the potential to generate novel learning data that researchers can study to better understand learning at scale. This may include an app, software, algorithm, or other digital technology that facilitates or supports continuous data collection and has the potential to scale at minimal cost.
Please note that this definition is not exhaustive. As technology continues to develop and innovations are created globally, other tool concepts may also be competitive.
Not sure your tool is eligible? Explore winning tools from previous years or get in touch.
User Engagement with Top Parent
User Engagement with Podsie
User Engagement with Springboard Collaborative
Smart Paper: Building a Winning Tool for Teachers and Researchers Alike
Effectively Engaging Users in Product Development: Key Insights from Tools Competition Winners ASSISTments and UPchieve