“Great education comes through superior educators who are able to engage students with active pedagogy, purposeful planning, and authentic learning experiences.”

Jesse, Founder & CEO



When JumpRope was born, Jesse was a high school teacher in New York City creating custom tools for his classroom. JumpRope began as little more than some souped-up Excel spreadsheets. They called it "filling in the cracks," putting the systems in place to manage the bottom line (attendance, behavior, and other basic needs.) This allowed teachers to focus appropriate energy on what they do best: creating, inspiring, and propelling through bold curriculum.

Over the two years that the product focused on attendance and character, the dream was always to create a gradebook that reconciled the various methodologies and philosophies that Jesse had adopted as a teacher. Namely, standards-based grading—rewarding students for what they know as opposed to what they do.


Great education comes through superior educators who are able to engage students with active pedagogy, purposeful planning, and authentic learning experiences. The reality is, however, that there exists a struggle between creativity and order. The solution lies in innovation.


JumpRope’s standards-based gradebook was designed entirely around the user experience as a teacher in a busy school. It is simple, reliable, and fast. Classroom technology is at its best when it becomes an extension of the teacher, giving them the freedom to challenge their students and encourage young souls, instead of calling the IT guy.


With the product locked and loaded, and the team with the enthusiasm to make it all a reality, JumpRope stands tall today waving the flag of standards-based grading. Sure-footed and smart-assed, JumpRope knows we can support the teachers who will change the world and empower the students who will become the world.


We truly look forward to sharing JumpRope with others and learning from the great work that is taking place in schools around the country. Are you in?


 

About JumpRope

JumpRope helps educators implement standards-based grading in every classroom through innovative assessment and feedback. We provide the web-based platform that great teachers and schools need to engage students with active pedagogy, purposeful planning, and authentic learning experiences. With the tools to make standards-based grading easy, teachers are freed to create, propel and inspire; and students become life-long learners. More +

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