Edgenuity Releases UpSmart – A Personalized Teaching Assistant for Middle School ELA and Math

By combining technology-enhanced assessments with high-quality adaptive instruction grounded in rigorous academic research, UpSmart gives every student the practice and support they need to master important concepts and skills.

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning, today announced the release of UpSmart™, a supplemental solution designed to ensure all middle school students achieve proficiency in grade-level English language arts (ELA) and math skills. Schools and districts can now equip their students with the right level of instruction and practice using UpSmart’s adaptive learning engine and technology-enhanced assessment items.

“UpSmart empowers students and teachers to work smarter,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “By combining technology-enhanced assessments with high-quality adaptive instruction grounded in rigorous academic research, UpSmart gives every student the practice and support they need to master important concepts and skills.”

“I am looking forward to UpSmart making a big difference for on-grade level students at Seneca Valley. The use of UpSmart will help ensure that all of our students are reaching a proficient level on an ongoing basis,” said Matt Pournaras, Cyber Teacher at Seneca Valley Academy of Choice. “Unfortunately, on-grade level students are often overlooked. UpSmart will greatly assist us by monitoring every student’s progress and providing the opportunity to enhance their skills each week.”

How it Works

UpSmart personalizes the learning environment for every student and can be used in variety of settings – as a companion to the core curriculum, as part of a blended learning program, in a study skills class, or as homework.

UpSmart drives proficiency of grade-level English language arts and math through:


  • Targeted assessment: Places students into the optimal academic level through short, targeted screeners for each topic, then continuously evaluates what each student is ready to learn.
  • Adaptive practice and instruction: Features highly adaptive technology-enhanced tasks to ensure students’ mastery of skills and uses data to deliver appropriate support and instruction on each level as students proceed through topics.
  • Just-in-time instruction:…

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