Next Gen Tools: Matchbook Learning's "Spark"


Spark is a data integration tool created to support Matchbook Learning's student-centered, mastery-based, blended learning model. It analyzes student achievement daily based on multiple points of data from various online resources and assessment providers. It provides teachers with a one-stop view of a student's proficiency to help teachers strategically group students for future learning opportunities. 

This innovation brief from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) is part of a series of 2-page briefs that describes tools and strategies from the NGLC network of breakthrough model grant recipients in both K-12 and higher education. The Next Gen Tools briefs are intended for practitioners within and outside of the network who wish to learn about emerging practices with an eye toward future implementation. 

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit

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