Engrade benefits students by providing online educational and assessment resources for parents, teachers, school administrators and district administrators. It is an educational technology company that offers different products to encourage enhanced learning.
Engrade's four products consist of Corebook, Teach, Assess and Improve. These products interact for a more holistic management approach to education. Corebook involves common core standards in a gradebook to ensure that students are performing at grade-level standards. Teach incorporates content from a wide variety of sources, including third-party groups. Assess refers to a method for assessing students that adheres to established standards and aligns with PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) and SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium). Improve is a unique feature that allows administrators to view performance reports on their students based on gathered educational data.
Bri Holt founded Engrade in 2003, when he was a high school student. Engrade sets itself apart from other online grading companies by offering its initial services for free. The company aims to make money by offering Engrade Plus at a cost of $600 for 100 students per year. As of 2015, Engrade has offices in Santa Monica, California, and New York City and caters to six million educational professionals and students in over 40,000 schools.