We are creating a world where everyone can advance through the doorway of literacy

Good things happen when teachers, education advocates, and technologists join together for a massively transformative purpose

Access

to the books students want to read and teachers want to teach

Engagement

through personalized libraries and
adaptive assessments

Motivation

with real-time data that fosters a
growth mindset

Mastery

students, classrooms, and school
districts exceeding literacy goals

One in nine adult Americans struggle with employment outcomes as well as personal and social well-being – all because of low literacy skills. LightSail is dedicated to turning students into readers who will become engaged global citizens in the 21st Century.

So, in 2012 we got a group of the brightest minds in education together to create the world’s best literacy solution. We knew a few key things from our experience in the classroom:

    • Students grow faster when engaged and challenged by an abundance of just right texts

    • Students are motivated by understanding their own progress data

    • Educators can do more with better progress monitoring

So we set to work crafting, testing, and perfecting the reading experience we wish we had in our own schools.

Today we are advancing literacy in schools all across the US, serving hundreds of thousands of students across nearly 500 districts.

Awards & Reviews
Common Sense Education
Common Sense Education
2019, Top Pick for Learning
Edsurge and digital promise dilas
Edsurge and digital promise dilas
2014 Winner, Mindful Data
Forbes
Forbes
10 Companies Revolutionizing Entrepreneurship
District Administration
District Administration
Reader's Choice Top 100 Product, 2014
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media
Top Picks, Back to School 2014
SXSW V2V
SXSW V2V
Winner 2013
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media
Five-Star Review for 2015 & 2016 school years
EdSurge & Digital  Promise DILAs
EdSurge & Digital Promise DILAs
Winner, Mindful Data
ASU+GSV Summit
ASU+GSV Summit
Winner, ROE VentureEd Award
REVERE Awards
REVERE Awards
Winner, Reading and Language Arts
Gates Literacy Courseware Challenge
Gates Literacy Courseware Challenge
Highest Honors
Bill Gates Personal Blog
Bill Gates Personal Blog
Breakthrough Tool for Teachers
Tech & Learning
Tech & Learning
Best of ISTE
SIIA Ed Business Forum
SIIA Ed Business Forum
Educators' Choice
CODiE Award
CODiE Award
Finalist
SIIA Ed Business Forum
SIIA Ed Business Forum
Most Likely to Succeed
CODiE Award
CODiE Award
Finalist
SIIA Ed Business Forum
SIIA Ed Business Forum
Most Likely to Succeed
Common Sense Graphite
Common Sense Graphite
5-Star Review
AppsAfrica Award
AppsAfrica Award
2019, Best EdTech Solution
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