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Effortlessly integrate differentiated assessments with stress-free, engaging gameplay
During their few sessions of playing Prodigy Math, the Placement Test automatically runs to determine each student's baseline and growth areas, providing a stress-free, enjoyable experience for students.
Once complete, you'll get the Placement Test report in your teacher portal, filled with insights about each student's skills, grade, and where they stand in the curriculum.
Available for Prodigy Math.
Ideal for diagnostic and summative assessments, Assignments let you easily assess your students’ knowledge on over 1000 standards-aligned skills in math and English. Set these skill-based assessments as in-class practice or even as homework.
Available for Prodigy Math and Prodigy English.
Standardized Test Preparation
Prepare your students for standardized testing with questions tailored to your students’ grade and your state's specific standards, including Common Core, TEKS and more! Simply select your standards and grade level, then let our adaptive algorithm automatically adjust in-game question content for you.
Available for Prodigy Math.
Powered by our adaptive algorithm, students work through skills within a selected expectation at their own pace and will drop back to pre-requisites when necessary.
Available for Prodigy Math.
How Prodigy supports teachers and schools
Prodigy's game-based format turns assessments into exciting adventures, replacing test stress and anxiety with fun gameplay that inspires a love of learning.
Made by teachers, Prodigy's educational content is aligned to your standards and covers skills seen in elementary and middle school grade levels.
Free for teachers
Don't let classroom budgets hold you back. Prodigy is free for all teachers and schools, meaning no fees, no licences and no financial burden on educators.
Also included in your portal
With Prodigy's free teacher portal, you'll have access to a range of features designed to support your everyday instruction.
Reports that show you how your students are progressing through a topic, curriculum or assessment.
Co-teaching that lets you easily co-operate with other teachers in your school to access and support your class.
Classroom Goals that can motivate your class to practice more skills, with in-game classroom rewards included.
Classroom management tools that make it easy to connect your class, invite parents and refer other teachers for rewards.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Prodigy free for teachers?
Prodigy is a completely free resource for teachers, designed to support learning and ease classroom budget constraints. Over 50 million students and 900,000 teachers use Prodigy annually at no cost, including access to thousands of standards-aligned questions in math and English.
Offering free in-game educational content to all students, Prodigy is sustained by optional parent memberships that provide additional gameplay features and promote family engagement.
Why should I choose Prodigy?
There are lots of options when it comes to online math tools for your classroom. But do your students love playing them as much as they’ll love Prodigy?
Prodigy doesn’t just give your students a way to practice math and English. It turns classes into exciting worlds filled with quests, creativity and rewards.
While students play, our adaptive algorithm delivers questions that keep them engaged without getting frustrated. Whether they’re playing at home or at school, Prodigy can help your students discover a passion for learning.
Is Prodigy aligned to my school, state or national standards?
Yes, Prodigy aligns with school, state, and national standards.
Prodigy Math offers comprehensive coverage for a wide range of curricula in the US, including Common Core, TEKS (Texas), SOL (Virginia), and many more state-specific standards. It also provides coverage for curricula in Canada, Australia, India, and the UK.
Prodigy English currently aligns with Common Core standards for grades 1-6, with more coverage on the way.
For a full breakdown of all the standards and skills Prodigy covers, see our math curriculum coverage and English curriculum coverage pages.
What grade levels does Prodigy cover?
Prodigy Math covers grades 1-8, while Prodigy English is designed for students in grades 1-6. The platform offers content tailored to the curriculum standards for these grade levels.
What do students see when playing Prodigy?
What students see will depend on whether they are playing Prodigy Math or Prodigy English.
In Prodigy Math, students customize their character's appearance and engage in an immersive storyline with math battles against Prodigy creatures. The math question interface offers video lessons, hint bubbles, and text-to-speech support, along with tools like digital manipulatives. Correct answers progress the game, while incorrect answers result in a missed move. The engaging battle aspect of the game motivates students and builds their math confidence as they answer standards-aligned questions.
In Prodigy English, students immerse themselves in building an online village while mastering curriculum-aligned reading, writing, and language skills. As they explore and collect supplies, students answer standards-aligned questions to earn energy, which is essential for improving their village and progressing in this sandbox-style game.
Can assessments be completed at home?
Yes, assessments can be completed in class and at home using Prodigy. Students can access the game from any device with an internet connection, and their progress will be saved automatically. This makes it easy for students to complete assessments at home or on-the-go, giving them the flexibility to practice skills at their own pace and on their own schedule.
Teachers regularly use Prodigy to supplement at-home learning in many different ways, including for homework assignments, math intervention programs and summer learning activities.
Can I select content based on what I’m teaching in class?
Yes, you can select content in Prodigy based on what you're teaching in class. The platform allows you to align the in-game questions with your current curriculum, ensuring that students practice and reinforce the concepts you're covering in class.
Is Prodigy Math effective?
Yes — and we’re working every day to prove it to you, too.
Our team of certified teachers makes sure that all of our questions align with best practices in education, including teaching for diversity and leveraging effective pedagogical approaches.
We’ve conducted third-party studies and written internal papers to support our mission of motivation-first digital game-based learning and learner-centric pedagogical approaches.
How does Prodigy's Placement Test work?
Prodigy's Placement Test assesses a student's understanding of math, starting from content below their selected grade level and moving up to one grade above. It runs automatically when students start playing Prodigy Math and typically takes between 3-4 sessions to complete. Powered by our adaptive algorithm, question content will present representative strands or domains from the student's expected grade level and self-adjust to identify their strengths and struggle areas. All your students need to do is have fun exploring the world of Prodigy Math and taking part in math battles.
You can track Placement Test completion progress via email updates or by checking into your teacher portal. Once complete, you'll be notified and the results will be available inside your "Placement Test Results" report in your teacher portal.
How does Prodigy protect student privacy?
At Prodigy, protecting the privacy of students and teachers is paramount. That’s why we’ve partnered with an independent privacy expert (iKeepSafe) to ensure full compliance with all federal privacy legislation – like FERPA and COPPA – as well as state-level legislation.
When students play Prodigy Math and Prodigy English, no personal information or inappropriate language can be shared with or seen by other users.