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Type of site
Learning management system, Educational assessment
OwnerMcGraw-Hill Education
Current statusDiscontinued

Engrade was an educational technology company that provides online learning management system and educational assessment products to K-12 school districts. Engrade was founded in 2003 and later acquired by McGraw-Hill Education in January 2014.[1] As of March 2015, Engrade ranks in the top 5,000 US websites.[2] The service was discontinued on June 30, 2019.[3]


Engrade was founded by Bri Holt as a high school student in 2003. The company later received 2 rounds of venture capital funding totaling $8 million from Javelin Venture Partners, Rethink Education, Kapor Capital, New Schools Venture Fund, and Samsung Venture Investment Corp.[4][5][6][7] The company grew to a reported 4.5 million users before being acquired by McGraw-Hill Education in January 2014.[8][1][9]


Engrade divides its education products into four groups:[10]

  • Corebook — a gradebook specifically designed for standards-based grading and Common Core alignment.
  • Teach — a school-wide content management system that integrates third-party content providers.
  • Assess — a PARCC and SBAC aligned student assessment tool.
  • Improve — processes data from Engrade tools and third parties to provide district-level reports about student performance.


  1. ^ a b Empson, Rip (February 9, 2014). "McGraw-Hill Buys Engrade For ~$50M As It Moves Away From Textbooks, Towards A Future Of SaaS". TechCrunch.
  2. ^ Alexa. "engrade.com: Site Overview" (Retrieved 2015-03-24)
  3. ^ "Transition Out of Engrade". blog.dsstpublicschools.org. Retrieved 2023-02-11.
  4. ^ Kolodny, Lora (July 5, 2013). "Engrade Racks Up $5M to Help Schools Use Data for Improved Learning". WSJ.
  5. ^ Isaac, Mike (July 3, 2013). "EdTech Startup Engrade Raises $5 Million". All Things D.
  6. ^ Beltran, Luisa (July 3, 2013). "Engrade Raises $5 Mln". PE Hub.
  7. ^ Mitroff, Sarah (May 2, 2012). "High school coder gets $3M for his gradebook software, 10-years later". VentureBeat.
  8. ^ Empson, Rip (July 3, 2014). "Engrade Lands $5M From Javelin, Samsung And Others To Help Schools Unify Learning Data, Systems In One Platform". TechCrunch.
  9. ^ "McGraw-Hill Education to Acquire Engrade - EdSurge News". EdSurge. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  10. ^ "Engrade Website". Archived from the original on 2015-03-22. Retrieved 2015-03-25.

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