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Enabling every child to learn at their own pace and attain mastery.

Navigated Learning Collaborative powered by Gooru Navigator

location_on United States
Gooru Navigator is an open source data platform that enables all stakeholders in the education ecosystem to work together by providing access to continuous, real time student learning data, aligning their efforts backed by evidence on how learning happens. The platform gathers accurate data on every learner’s needs & provides information and curated resources to char adaptive learning paths.
Poonam Verma, Primary School Teacher, Govt. School, Chhattisgarh, India
In LN, learning profile of every child in our classroom is in a single frame, enabling us to design lesson plans for each child. It enables every child to learn at their own pace & reduces paperwork.

Poonam Verma, Primary School Teacher, Govt. School, Chhattisgarh, India


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Formative Assessment: Improving Learning for Every Child

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Innovation Overview

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Updated on September 5th, 2022
about the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

The Navigated Learning Collaborative developed out of an understanding that the current education system does not recognise that learning is complex, learners are diverse & ecosystems are intricate. It was therefore important to provide teachers with accurate data locating a student’s current learning level to help move her/him on an individualised plan to reach their learning destination.

How does your innovation work in practice?

Through collaborative learning networks, teachers are oriented on principles of navigated learning and the use of the Learning Navigator platform. All learning is broken down into its constituent building blocks; competencies. These competencies are mapped to global standards and are crosswalked between varying local standards so that there is a singular map of all competencies that can be used by anyone. Teachers can access both assessments and learning resources tagged to competencies and assign them to students through either online or offline mode based on their access to devices and connectivity. Gooru Navigator enables teachers to analyze data in the moment and obtain information to tailor instruction to student needs. Teachers can monitor and adjust instruction for the whole class based on data covering student engagement, performance & proficiency. This helps the learners navigate from the competencies they have mastered to the competencies set in their learning goals.

How has it been spreading?

The collaborative combines the systemic approach to transformation of public education implemented by India Education Collective and Gyan Prakash Foundation, with the data science and AI enabled Learning Navigator developed by Gooru. The Gooru Navigator platform, is being used by 7 million learners in 23 countries, with a focus on providing a foundational tool for anyone in the Navigated Learning Collaborative (NLC) to take it to the whole learning ecosystem. The NLC, comprises of 63 global organisations ranging from early childhood and K12 to professional learning, & skills training. They are applying this technology in their domains. In India, through partnership with state education departments, the adoption of Gooru Navigator is being scaled in rural public schools across 6 states.

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

- If you are an independent student or teacher and would like to use the navigator, you can start right away by signing up on

- If you would like to join the NLC , you can learn more and sign up here:


HundrED Academy Review

This innovation could be implemented in my context because both assessments can be accessed online or offline. The paid option is also affordable and the users receive continuous support.

- HundrED Academy Member

Navigated Learning Collaborative makes provision for the development of individualised plans to address learners’ diverse needs. In addition, it assists learners to navigate learning and enables teachers to create helpful learner profiles.

- HundrED Academy Member
The Navigated Learning Collaborative is an innovative collective of practitioners using the Gooru education software to develop a comprehensive method of engaging teachers and learners in a process of formative assessment. They take a unique ecosystem approach to collecting student data, enabling the teacher to radically rethink the relationship between assessment and learning.
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See this innovation in action

GN Implementation in Goa2222.mp4
What is Gooru Navigator
Pilot of Gooru Navigator in one block of Maharashtra.pptx
Navigate Math with Leadership Public Schools
Impact of Math Navigator in Leadership Public SchoolsNavigate Math accelerates student learning in math, backfilling 2nd-7th grade level skills and building ownership of learning. It is a course and approach that slowly transitions learning from teacher to student-directed. It is flexible, meeting students and teachers where they are in their practice, allowing for tailored implementation models based on readiness. It enhances the role of teacher with robust real-time data and research-backed learning tools to successfully differentiate their teaching and coaching. It empowers students by helping them solidify their math foundations and develop ownership of their learning.
Impact Survey with Teachers' on their assessment practices
The results of the survey show that teachers have been able to initiate formative assessments practices in their classrooms through the Navigator. 18% teachers use the assessment data to design individual education plans for their students,  and 11 percent make data based lesson plans.
Teacher Feedback on use of Navigator in Rural Govt Schools in Chhattisgarh, India
This video shares feedback from public school teachers in rural parts of Chhattisgarh about their use of Navigator with their students and the manner in which it helped them make data based decisions to improve student learning outcomes.
Implementation in Public Schools
Navigated learning: An approach for differentiated classroom instruction built on learning science and data science foundations
Navigator leveraged by High School Students in Kashmir
Navigated Learning Collaborative has a partnership with Kashmir Education Initiative to implement Gooru Navigator with high school students for Math and Science. The initial response from the instructors and students has been encouraging, they have been able to identify learning levels for each student and provide them with relevant feedback for improvement. Watch the video in this link


Achievements & Awards

June 2022
Formative Assessment: Improving Learning for Every Child
November 2021
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Guide to use Gooru Navigator
This guide takes you through the various steps to start using Gooru Navigator in classrooms with students. It enables teachers to use the navigator application with their students.
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