Announcing Finalists for the 2022-2023 Learning Engineering Tools Competition

This year’s Learning Engineering Tools Competition received nearly 800 submissions. 

We saw many ideas for tools that will address pressing challenges and opportunities in education, while also advancing the field of learning engineering as a whole. Narrowing the pool of competitors to 16 finalists per track was challenging.

We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2022-2023 Learning Engineering Tools Competition. Read on to see the finalists in each track and learn about some of the themes that were present within tracks.

Winners receiving a total of more than $3 million in awards will be announced in Summer 2023.

Transforming Assessments Track.

Among proposals in this track, we saw tools for all forms of assessments rethinking how to measure student outcomes. This included tools measuring nonacademic elements of learning and development, assessing school and classroom environments, and utilizing intelligent tutoring technology and gamification to adapt to learners.

Finalists include:

  • BookSmart 
  • Clatics
  • CPALMS ECMath 
  • CueCreativity 
  • iThrive Sim 
  • Kinedu Skills Assessment 
  • Markr, the AI-assisted grading tool 
  • MathCHOPS
  • Observant Education
  • Ocobox
  • Radics 
  • Reading So Lit 
  • Read-y Tool: Reading Early Assessment Data for Youth 
  • Tilli – Gamified SEL Assessments
  • Toy8 Screening 
  • VisualVocab 

Teacher Development & Support Track.

Among proposals in this track, we saw tools tackling some of teachers’ greatest needs. Tools in this track aim to boost teacher satisfaction, supporting retention and effective practice. This spans tools to save time and reduce demands on teachers, build teacher connectedness and community, deliver customized professional development, and facilitate observations and feedback.

Finalists include:

  • Beaj – Skills for Tomorrow 
  • Class Proxima
  • Colleague 
  • EdMod Smart Rosters 
  • Education Walkthrough
  • The Great Teaching Toolkit 
  • The Growth Coach 
  • KidKred
  • The Mathematical Discourse Teaching Simulator 
  • PopPD
  • Seeds of Early Success
  • Tcherly 
  • Teacher Moments 
  • Teacher Tapp
  • Trellis 
  • Upskill@Instill: The Upskill App 

Accelerating Learning for All Track.

​​Among proposals in this track, we saw tools across a diversity of content areas, grade levels, geographies, and student populations. This reflects the focus in this track on closing opportunity gaps and increasing the relevance of instruction for college and careers. Common themes include tools that target specific content areas like language learning and computer science, engage families, increase accessibility for students with learning differences, and improve school environments and student wellbeing.

Finalists include:

  • AI-Enhanced Fluency Module 
  • AI-Learners
  • Darsel
  • DiBL
  • Etch
  • Family Playlists 
  • Kwame AI
  • Local Curriculum and Reporting (LCAR) 
  • Mobiles for Education Alliance: Math Power Explorer
  • PeerTeach
  • Plio: WhatsApp based personalized learning through interactive lessons 
  • PMM: Music and Math Together as One
  • Poktu: a tutor in your pocket
  • REACH College and Career Pathways
  • SciQuiry: Igniting Curiosity in Science
  • Wumbox

Learning Science Research Track.

Among proposals in this track, we saw tools that help to improve what we know about learning and apply those learnings to learning interventions. Common themes include tools that instrument existing edtech tools for experimentation, evaluate the education and edtech ecosystem to support decision making and school accountability, and expand high quality datasets in specific content areas or student populations to help answer important research questions.

Finalists include:

  • Adaptiv’math 
  • Affect detection in ProblemScape, an adventure game for algebra 
  • ASTRA
  • Capti Research platform 
  • ConsistentlyBetter 
  • Curio 
  • Facial Expression Assessment for Learning Engineering
  • Goldstar EdTech Diagnostics 
  • Hypatia Learn: An assessment tool for multi-step math problems 
  • New school quality measures improve accuracy and equity 
  • pABC APP – an interactive platform that supports spatial and mathematical competency building for learners and educators through playful engagement with our natural world’s complex patterns
  • The Platform for Open Measurement 
  • Rapid Online Assessment of Reading (ROAR) 
  • Smart Kidz Club’s Learning Library 
  • SolutionVis 
  • Wavio

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Phase II deadline for Building an Adaptive & Competitive Workforce track: April 22, 2024. Meet the finalists for all other tracks here.