GoGuardian, an education technology company that helps K-12 schools maximize the learning potential of every student, has acquired Edulastic, the next-generation online assessment platform that allows K-12 teachers and administrators to track students’ progress toward college and career readiness standards.
According to a press statement, this strategic acquisition brings Edulastic’s comprehensive, standards-aligned online assessments to GoGuardian’s award-winning suite of digital learning technologies, and combined with GoGuardian’s solutions for classroom management, engagement, and student safety, Edulastic’s best-in-class formative assessments further GoGuardian’s mission to create the ultimate learning platform.
Founded in 2014, Edulastic built one of the first technology-enhanced formative assessment tools for K-12 students, teachers, and school districts. Edulastic’s technology empowers teachers with instant classroom data that shows which students are on track and who needs help so that action can be taken for growth. It helps educators quickly identify learning gaps, give students differentiated assignments to meet their individual learning needs, and monitor progress toward standards mastery.
Edulastic allows teachers to easily administer district common or classroom formative assessments leveraging more than 110,000 standards-aligned questions from trusted sources. The platform supports learning for more than 9 million students and is used by over 19,000 schools.
Commenting on the development, GoGuardian Co-Founder and CEO Advait Shinde said,
“Gauging student understanding is a vital element of effective teaching and learning. The Edulastic team has created sophisticated, data-driven solutions that provide teachers with real-time, actionable insights that support great teaching and improved outcomes. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the talented Edulastic team into the GoGuardian family.”
GoGuardian is on a mission to supercharge human potential by creating the ultimate learning platform. The company helps thousands of K-12 schools and districts maximize the learning potential of every student by enabling more productive, effective, and safer digital learning.
In acquiring Edulastic, GoGuardian adds online assessments as a key instructional tool in its digital learning platform for student engagement and achievement. The addition of Edulastic strengthens the breadth of GoGuardian’s instructional suite and expands its ability to serve teachers and students with essential solutions needed to support effective learning.
The combined platform becomes one of the most widely used educational technology ecosystems in the United States, reaching one out of three K-12 students nationwide. Along with Pear Deck, a student engagement platform with which GoGuardian merged in 2020, the platform already serves more than 20 million students at over 14,000 schools.
Edulastic Co-Founder and CEO Madhu Narasa also commented,
“The Edulastic team is thrilled to join GoGuardian where the scale of our combined platform can make an even bigger impact on preparing students to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Since our founding, Edulastic has been on a mission to deliver insights that help teachers teach and help students learn. GoGuardian is a natural fit that will accelerate our mission and expand our ability to serve educators, now and long into the future.”
The acquisition was led by GoGuardian and Sumeru Equity Partners (SEP), a technology-focused growth capital firm that first backed GoGuardian in 2018 with a significant strategic investment. Robert W. Baird & Company and Raymond James served as financial advisors to GoGuardian and SEP for the transaction.