Engrade

Engrade is a learning management system by McGraw-Hill Education. Founded in 2003 by a high school student, the Santa Monica company enables educators with the tools to manage their curriculum and assessments and communicate with their students.

Engrade Platform

Engrade is a cloud-based learning management system that enables educators to access and connect curriculum, assessments, and data across the learning cycle. The tool, which was founded in 2003 and acquired by McGraw Hill Education in February 2014, can be accessed by administrators, principals, teachers, students, and parents. Primarily, Engrade is used by teachers. When logged into the system, they are able to design curriculums, create assessments, assign and grade homework, examine student results, and communicate with parents and students. Engrade is available to educators in three separate capability levels. Engrade Learning Management connects educators to data, curriculum, and personalized learning, and guides educators, students, and parents through the stages of the learning cycle. Engrade Assessment provides configurable benchmark assessments and comprehensive analytics to allow educators to adapt their curriculum. The Engrade suite provides both learning management and assessment onto a single platform with a single sign-on.

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Review Summary

Engrade has 14 reviews on G2 Crowd, 5 of which came from within the last year.
Multiple reviewers highlight Engrade's:
  • Better at meeting requirements
  • More expensive
  • More usable
Most Recent Engrade Review
Proven to be great for organization and keeping track of my students
Reviewed On January 17, 2018
Engrade has been completely integrated in my day to day work. It plays sich a large role in keeping my classes structured and organized. It’s been so convenient to just input all my the data online and it’s stored permanently on there.

Competitors

According to G2 Crowd Data, Engrade's main competitors in the Learning Management System (LMS) space are:

Partnerships

Engrade has partnerships with several brands that enable the tool to integrate with third-party resources and teacher-created content. Three variations of partnerships provide Engrade users with different capabilities. The first offers users a selection of free resources through a content repository for teaching, learning, and assessment. A district is able to request an asset and be matched with content from one of Engrade’s partners, such as MathSnacks, Gooru, Learn Zillion, Sophia, Sas, Edsitement, or Mytonomy. The second offers users item banks to write their own questions or create their own tasks. Item Bank partner companies include Progress Testing, Certica Solutions, Key Data Systems, and Acuity. Finally, Engrade partners with several product providers so that users can access publisher resources directly from their site. Partners in this category include Discovery Education, NBC Learn, Speakaboos, TeachBoost, Fraction Planet, Conceptua Math, Wixie, Planet HS, and Zulama. Users can access these resources by topic to create lesson plans for their students.

Funding and Acquisition History

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Engrade was founded in 2003 by a high school student seeking more efficient communication with teachers on curriculum and assignments. Since its founding, Engrade has received a total funding amount of $8 million in two separate funding rounds — Rethink Education lead a Series A in 2012 for $3 million, and Javelin Venture Partners lead the Series B in 2013 for $5 million. On February 3, 2014, McGraw-Hill Education acquired Engrade for around $50 million, according to TechCrunch. McGraw-Hill, arguably the most recognizable textbook brand, purchased Engrade as it looks to move toward their future in SaaS.

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