Case Studies

EdReady

Client: The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education

Project Sponsor: Ahrash Bissell

Edready helps high school students achieve successful entrance scores for the college they want to attend, through assessment and personalized learning.

EdReady is a personalized learning solution designed to help learners assess their college readiness and receive a personalized learning path to fill in knowledge gaps. EdReady is designed and maintained by The NROC Project , a communityguided, nonprofit project focused on new models of digital content development, distribution, and use. NROC is funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and by NROC members across the country.

Challenge: Transform a vision for student success into robust learning platform.

The NROC team had been working with educational leaders to make their high school content more attractive for students. Working together they realized that they could help solve the college entrance exam ‘problem’ that keeps many high school students from attending college by giving students free online resources to help them succeed.

Solution: Deliver an assessment focused LCMS that could dynamically create personalized curriculums. Make it fun, engaging, and successful for students.

The Edify team helped realize that vision by developing a next generation learning platform based upon modern concepts of assessment and personalized learning. The solution allows students to work at their own pace, strengthening only the skills that need improvement. The architecture was created to support a large number of students and universities that would use the system in the near future.

One feature requested on the requirements phase was to figure out the proximity of schools from a particular student provided zip code.

The technology stack for this application can generally be described in the following list:

Development Technologies:

  • PostgreSQL
  • Java
  • Spring Framework
  • Hibernate
  • Javaserver pages
  • Html5
  • Systems Administration Services
  • AWS
  • New Relic
  • Bamboo (Continuous Integration & Build Server)
  • Apache Tomcat

Result: We created an Personalized Learning Platform and the student results were amazing!.

The Edify team helped realize that vision by developing a next generation learning platform based upon modern concepts of assessment and personalized learning. The solution allows students to work at their own pace, strengthening only the skills that need improvement. The architecture was created to support a large number of students and universities that would use the system in the near future.

Why Edify?

Our decades of experience in enterprise software development creates an effective but flexible team that utilized existing processes and infrastructure for minimum cost and maximum efficiency.

Our team has been central in the development of a variety of educational, learning, and content management systems and was able to bring that experience to bear in the Edready success story. Edready relies upon our pragmatic computer science practice with a comprehension of the education and knowledge marketplace. While we provide strategic solutions that encompass our customers' organizational culture, business needs and lifecycle development processes.

Ahrash Bissell

/The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education

"Edify provides the insight and expertise to collaboratively build great educational software. They have great depth of understanding of the education sector, reducing or eliminating the need to explain why there are certain functional requirements that often must be met in certain ways."

"Excellent verbal communication skills, and probably even better in Spanish! Incredible flexibility in schedule, scope of work, and shifts in strategy. Willingness to understand the requirements in sufficient detail to be able to recommend more effective approaches and also to flag potential problems that may have been overlooked. Internal expertise across a number of significant aspects of educational software development. Edify also performs any necessary research on new requirements very quickly. They work fast."