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Aik Yang Ng
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HoloTracker

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Substantiating holistic education is difficult as there are no practical and reliable means to assess students’ progress. HoloTracker tackles this challenge by helping educators record behavioral data as it happens, painting a full picture of students’ progress in holistic development. With in-depth, data-backed analytics, we generate holistic reports and help educators improve teaching practices.
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Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Aik Yang Ng on June 6th, 2021
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Innovation Overview

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Target Group
1 350
Children/Users
3
Countries
2019
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For-profit
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Updated on June 17th, 2021
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Why did you create this innovation?

Despite the recognised benefits of holistic education, progress has been limited as there are no practical and reliable means to measure student progress. Often, it takes a backseat to academic assessments that seem more easily measured. HoloTracker makes evidence-based holistic education a reality by providing teachers with a simple tool to record observations and substantiate holistic education.

How does your innovation work in practice?

HoloTracker employs an intuitive UI that anyone can master without much prior training. The UX enables and encourages educators to quickly capture micro-observations in large numbers. Multiple educators observe each student throughout the school year; these observations are layered to generate formative reports illustrating the journey of a student’s holistic development.

HoloTracker challenges educators by encouraging intentionality in observing evidence of student development. It encourages them to reassess their assumptions about individual students, and nudges them to improve pedagogical approaches and parent/student communication. HoloTracker achieves change in schools through constructive habit-building. By treating educators as agentic, we get them into a rhythm of observing, iterating and communicating their approaches, rather than pressuring them into esoteric, rigid and ultimately, inauthentic frameworks.

How has it been spreading?

HoloTracker has piloted successfully at a Singaporean public primary school. Over 2 years, the pilot grew to include 1350 students, with teachers generating over 11,300 observations and using our holistic reports for parent-teacher meetings.

We prioritise user and academic validation. Prof. Damian Bebell at the Boston College Lynch School of Education has been conducting research on the impact of HoloTracker on teaching and learning in a K-12 context. This research is being scaled up to include more schools in Singapore and globally.  We are extending pilots across Asia and are preparing to raise a seed round in 4Q21. We aim to impact 100,000+ lives by 2023.

HoloTracker was nominated as a finalist in the Grand Prix: EdTech Firm of the Year category at the EducationInvestor Awards 2020.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Starting is easy! HoloTracker is framework-agnostic and adapts to your contextual needs. Set up is quick and we work with you from the beginning to ensure success. We look forward to understanding your organisation’s needs and helping you achieve it.
Contact us: Aik (aik@holotracker.org), Huang (th.khoo@holotracker.org).
More information can be found at https://holotracker.org.

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Achievements & Awards

June 2021
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
December 2020
Finalist, Grand Prix: EdTech Firm of the Year, EducationInvestor Awards 2020
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