Illuminate Education’s FastBridge Wins Tech & Learning Award of Excellence

Illuminate’s evidence-based screening and progress monitoring tool recognized in ‘Software’ category

IRVINE, Calif. (July 20, 2020) – Illuminate Education’s FastBridge, an evidence-based screening and progress monitoring tool, has received a Tech & Learning Award of Excellence in the Software category. Held annually, the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence celebrate products released or re-released and their contribution to educators across the country.

“As teachers continue to navigate new challenges during these tumultuous times, we’re committed to providing helpful tools to support student achievement and growth,” said Christine Willig, CEO of Illuminate Education. “With the pandemic causing learning loss for so many, FastBridge is the best solution for determining where students are today, both academically and emotionally, so that dedicated educators can pinpoint and accelerate their learning–really addressing their specific needs.”

Judged by tech-savvy educators with first-hand experience of the industry, products submitted to the Awards of Excellence are evaluated on the following:

  • Uniqueness in market
  • Helps schools’ ability to solve a problem
  • Price value
  • Suitability for use

“For over 40 years, Tech & Learning has reported on how edtech products are improving teaching and learning–and this has never been more important than during this unprecedented time,” says Tech & Learning Publisher and Content Director Christine Weiser. “For this year’s contest, our judges looked for stand-out products that are helping schools navigate these challenges by solving problems and driving innovation.”

FastBridge is currently being used in 47 states and with nearly 27 million administrations. It was also recently approved in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arizona and Texas for specific screeners. FastBridge is the only behavior assessment that has been reviewed and listed on the American Institutes for Research NCII site.

To learn more about Illuminate Education and FastBridge, please visit

Illuminate Education partners with educators to reach new levels of student performance, empowering teachers with data to serve the whole child. Our solution brings together holistic data and collaborative instructional tools, and puts them in the hands of educators. As a result, they can visualize each student’s progress, determine the right instructional or intervention strategy, and take the best next action. More than 17 million students and 5,200 districts and schools across all 50 states rely on Illuminate every day to move the student performance needle.

The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.

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