Our programs and services benefit from the immense knowledge and groundbreaking contributions of collaborators who continue McGraw-Hill Education-sponsored research at Stanford University. Let us introduce you to the brilliant minds behind this cutting-edge adaptive learning program:
Grounded in foundational and ongoing research by Stanford University, our Redbird suite of offerings are uniquely positioned at the intersection of learning science and advanced technology.
Redbird was originally created to carry forward the research mission of Stanford’s Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY). EPGY, a 24-year-long research project at Stanford, was dedicated to developing computer-based multimedia courses in Mathematics, Physics, English, Computer Programming and other subjects.
By combining more than two decades worth of educational science research gathered from EPGY with highly adaptive learning technology, Redbird has since evolved into a suite of learning solutions that are designed to meet the needs of all students, no matter their skill level.
Stanford Professor Patrick Suppes, who is widely considered the pioneer of personalized instructional models, evaluated personalized adaptive learning for more than 50 years. His research proves that adaptive learning works for all types of students, ranging from the gifted to the remedial, and for students working by themselves independently, at home, or in groups at school. His award-winning research has led to accelerated learning outcomes for students across the globe, regardless of aptitude, learning environment, or demographics.
Want to know more about the foundational research behind Redbird? Read the white paper by Redbird collaborator Dr. Raffe Mazzeo and the numerous studies that corroborate the work of the Redbird research team at Stanford University.
Current and planned research projects and collaborators include:
Ongoing research with senior faculty at Stanford’s Department of Mathematics continues to drive the development of Redbird Mathematics, and efficacy studies performed upon implementation inform further enhancements. This interdependence of foundational research and efficacy studies ensure that Redbird Mathematics will continually evolve to address the instructional needs and goals of students, educators, and parents.
An ongoing, multi-year research project at Stanford’s Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) continues to guide the development of Redbird Language Arts & Writing. In a continued collaboration with the Stanford CSLI research team, we are using the university’s language analysis technology to evaluate more complex writing, including the identification of errors in the meanings of sentences. By looking beyond grammatical structure in their research, Stanford’s semantic evaluation technology can provide feedback on what is being expressed, not just how it is expressed.
The continual development and evaluation of our professional learning offerings will include sponsored research by Stanford-based experts. We are continually collaborating in this area with faculty and graduate students at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.