Miami Jackson Senior High School has seen excellent outcomes in our Biology End-of-Course Exam results, and I feel that the use
of Penda has contributed to student success.
Assistant Principal, Miami Jackson Senior High School (FL)
We were flat lined for 4 years at Lost Lake Elementary School and with Penda went up 6% last year (56 to 62) at high achieving
group of students. Now this year at EHES 32 to 49 at a Title I school. Yep Penda helps all!!
Principal, Eustis Heights Elementary School, Lake County Public Schools (FL)
We taught biology for the first time last year in middle school. And we used the content to help with that as well. Our biology
proficiency was actually at 76%. That was just a really awesome surprise and I know that that had to do with the supplementing
of Penda that we used in the class and outside the class. The kids were really into it, so it was really helpful.
Assistant Principal, Duval Charter Scholars Academy
Penda was so very instrumental in helping our students to move proficiency levels and grow this year. We made great gains on the
Media Specialist, Grandview Heights Middle School (TN)
Based on Proven Pedagogy, Backed by Research
Research clearly supports gamification as a powerful tool for education, and Penda Learning proves it. Students routinely
see significant gains with just 30 minutes of practice per week — practice which can be done from anywhere with an
internet connection. Districts and schools using Penda effectively and consistently improve science outcomes
because the platform is constructed on a foundation of research and pedagogy.
Penda’s gamified, identity-based activities tap into both the emotional and intellectual functions of the brain to deepen
students’ grasp of science concepts.
Penda presents students with choices, which is scientifically proven to make them more likely to complete tasks and remember
Penda employs Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to expand students’ skill sets and offer new challenges, literally creating new pathways
in the brain.
Penda uses Piaget’s scaffolds to allow all students to access prior knowledge up front, motivating them to move through higher
levels of appropriate cognitive complexity naturally.
Penda adheres to Vygotsky’s Zones of Proximal Development, offering challenges that expand students’ emotional and intellectual
reach to encourage skill-building and growth.
Proof That Penda Learning Gets Results
Flagler County Public Schools implemented Penda Learning in nine buildings from Grades 5 through Biology.
Their students had an increase on statewide science assessment (SSA) scores within the first year of Penda use, which was the 2022-2023 SY.
Within two years, the district moved from 36th to 3rd in 2021–22 Statewide Science Assessment (SSA) and end-of-course (EOC) scores, with substantial grade 5, 8, and biology improvements for Penda users.
Data gleaned from results on the Florida State Science Assessment show that Penda increases student success on high-stakes exams in
schools and across the district.
Utilizing Penda as instructional support in select middle schools, Miami-Dade County boosts student performance on the Florida Grade 8
Statewide Science Assessment.
Results of a seventh-month study uncover a positive relationship between Penda use and student performance in Grade 5, Grade 8, and
High School Biology mock assessments.
Schools in Orange County use Penda to engage the “Facebook Generation” in science lessons that are equally fun and educational.
Supporting Science Teachers in Reaching Every Student, Every Week
Learn why administrators, teachers, and students all love Penda Learning — and how this gamified science curricula supports excellent