Amplify earns Digital Promise’s Research-Based Design Product Certification for Amplify Reading

The new certification recognizes educational programs that are built on research and focus on providing high-quality instruction for diverse learners.

Brooklyn, NY (February 10, 2020)Amplify, a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, was among only thirteen education companies awarded Digital Promise’s first Research-Based Design Product Certification for its commitment to consulting and incorporating research findings in its supplemental reading program, Amplify Reading.

The new product certification is intended to serve as a rigorous, reliable signal for consumers, including school administrators, educators, and families, looking for evidence of research-based educational technology products. 

“Schools and families want to know which edtech products can actually help students learn,” said Karen Cator, president and CEO of Digital Promise. “Digital Promise’s Product Certifications are designed to help strengthen consumers’ confidence in choosing research-based products, while recognizing product developers doing the important work of incorporating valid research into their designs.”

Amplify Reading is a K–8 supplemental reading program that provides students with practice and instruction in the underlying phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and close reading skills that are essential for fluent reading with strong comprehension. It engages and motivates a diverse array of learners with an adaptive story-driven adventure through a variety of activities, including mini-games, vocabulary practice, ebooks, and interactive instruction in close reading topics.

“Receiving this Digital Promise Product Certification solidifies Amplify’s commitment to all students across all entry points of learning, abilities, and demographics through intentional research methodology,” said Melissa Ulan, senior vice president and general manager, supplementals at Amplify. 

About Digital Promise
Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization that builds powerful networks and takes on grand challenges by working at the intersection of researchers, entrepreneurs, and educators. Digital Promise’s vision is that all people, at every stage of their lives, have access to learning experiences that help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive and continuously learn in an ever-changing world. For more information, visit the Digital Promise website and follow @digitalpromise for updates.

About Amplify
A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help all students build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves five million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit


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