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Kahoot! is awarded the ICEIE Silver badge for effectiveness in improving student learning outcomes

The International Certification of Evidence of Impact in Education (ICEIE) has recognized Kahoot! as an evidence-based learning solution shown to be effective in boosting learning outcomes for students.

Oslo, Norway (March 4, 2024): Kahoot!, the global learning and engagement platform company, today announced it has earned the Silver badge for “Effectiveness” by the International Certification of Evidence of Impact in Education (ICEIE)

Eric Nentrup, Head of Partnerships at ICEIE, explained why this recognition matters for educators and learners: “Formally recognizing the value of Kahoot!’s effectiveness is not only deserved for such a trusted name in the edtech space, but a validation for educators who have found so much valuable engagement with their students when designing instructional activities with Kahoot!. With this certification from the ICEIE, Kahoot! sets an example for other solution providers to value evidence-based outcomes that center students and support teachers through their learning experience design.”

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Clear evidence of educational value

The ICEIE, which validates for educators “what works” in educational technology that demonstrates clear evidence of value, has granted Kahoot! its Silver badge in the category of “Effectiveness,” one of their Five Categories of Impact®. This category measures the essential question, “Does and how could the solution work?” Kahoot! is one of the first digital learning solutions to be awarded for effectiveness by the ICEIE.

The ICEIE uses robust criteria for evaluating whether edtech solutions are backed by strong evidence, including: methodological quality, outcomes strength, predictive value, generalizability, and ethics and transparency. According to the ICEIE’s standards of evidence, the latest research shows Kahoot!’s effectiveness with a Medium Weight of Evidence, awarding Kahoot! the Silver badge.

This recognition by the ICEIE is based on Kahoot!’s demonstrated effectiveness in its Level IV and Level III Certifications for Alignment with ESSA evidence requirements. Last month, Kahoot! announced it had achieved ESSA Level III certification, confirmed by LearnPlatform by Instructure, a third-party educational research company. LearnPlatform reviewed an independent academic study for evidence that Kahoot! promotes greater student learning and performance, finding that, “Usage of Kahoot! showed a positive, statistically significant relationship with students’ academic outcomes (i.e., course exam scores) in a correlative study using statistical controls (e.g., GPA, year in school, and major).”

“We know that trust is a critical factor for teachers and administrators when deciding which digital learning solutions will best support their students,” said Eilert Hanoa, CEO, Kahoot!. “Educators may already know that their students enjoy playing Kahoot! in the classroom, but with recognition such as this from the ICEIE, teachers and education decision-makers can also see independent evidence that Kahoot! is effective at what matters most: elevating student learning.”

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The digital learning solution that’s loved by students, backed by research

In addition to these recent certifications, hundreds of independent research studies have also explored the learning benefits of using Kahoot!. These include significantly increasing students’ final grades and test scores, improving attitudes toward learning, reducing anxiety, and strengthening student engagement and participation.

“At Kahoot!, we are driven every day by our dedication to creating learning experiences that are both loved by students and backed by research as effective learning solutions,” said Sean D’Arcy, VP, Kahoot! at school and home. “We are constantly innovating, always with learners and educators at the center, and we’re excited to continue developing new content, features, and offerings that make a positive impact on students’ learning.”

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About Kahoot!

Kahoot! is on a mission to make learning awesome! We want to empower everyone, including children, students, and employees to unlock their full learning potential. Our learning platform makes it easy for any individual or corporation to create, share, and host learning sessions that drive compelling engagement. Launched in 2013, Kahoot!’s vision is to build the leading learning platform in the world. Since launch, Kahoot! has hosted hundreds of millions of learning sessions with over 10 billion participants (non-unique) in more than 200 countries and regions. The Kahoot! Group includes Clever, the leading US K-12 EdTech learning platform, together with the learning apps DragonBox, Poio, Drops, Actimo, Motimate, and The Kahoot! Group is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with offices in the US, the UK, France, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Spain and Poland. To learn more, visit us at Let’s play!