Optimizing Ed Tech for an Expanded Definition of Student Success – A Research Review for Ed Tech Developers


The purpose of this report is to provide a research synthesis about the expanded definition of student success that can be leveraged by EdTech developers to support research-aligned product development. Although research on EdTech lags significantly behind current interests and needs of the market, there is much relevant research about social emotional development and school climate and culture that is applicable to the design of EdTech tools. Drawing on over 100 publications, this report introduces 6 levers for supporting student success, each with 2 critical research-based findings.