LightSail Education

  • NY


1150 6th Avenue
Floor 4
New York
United States

About Us

LightSail Education has developed an award-winning literacy solution that is accelerating literay growth for students across the country. Our mission is to address the literacy crisis in the United States, where less than a third of readers are reading proficiently by the eighth grade.

LightSail’s literacy software embeds in-text assessments into the very best books, delivering instant, actionable data to teachers and administrators. Students always read at a just-right level because LightSail personalizes materials based on Lexile measure; LightSail assesses students as they read, and adapts their libraries as they grow.

LightSail is described as "built by teachers to motivate readers" because 86% of LightSail's team has formerly worked in schools. Currently, our product is used by top school districts across the US, including NYCDOE and LAUSD, and the majority of the students using LightSail are eligible for free / reduced lunch.

LightSail has won the highest awards in education: 
- Common Sense Media Best of EdTech 2014: "A powerful platform for developing engaged readers" ★★★★★
- Top Honors, Gates Literacy Courseware Challenge
- District Administration Reader's Choice Top 100 
- Mindful Data winner, EdSurge Digital Innovation in Learning Awards 
- Bill Gates called LightSail a 'breakthrough' tool for teachers