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Gradescope by Turnitin named “Best STEM Solution for HigherEd” by 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Awards

Drawing in over 2,000 nominations internationally, the awards program recognizes industry-changing products and companies in educational technology

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Today, EdTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization, named Gradescope by Turnitin the “Best STEM Solution for HigherEd” in the third annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards.

Initially created as an assessment platform for STEM and business courses, Gradescope has expanded to optimize grading workflows for all subject areas and assessment types. Through the platform, educators can easily build, administer, organize, and grade paper-based, digital, and code assignments in-person and virtually. Gradescope supports: streamlined grading workflows, which help scale high-quality assessment; consistent and fair evaluation through its AI-assisted grading, code autograder, and dynamic rubrics; and actionable insights into student performance and course trends.

“The burden of grading in STEM courses is often divided between instructors and groups of TAs. With Gradescope’s dynamic rubrics and online grading platform, it’s easy to coordinate among graders and evaluate consistently from student to student and class to class,” said EdTech Breakthrough Managing Director James Johnson. “Gradescope’s assessment platform breaks through the EdTech market with leading-edge AI technology to dramatically reduce the pain and time associated with traditional grading.”

“With increased grading efficiency and effectiveness through Gradescope, instructors and students are able to spend more time on what truly matters: improving learning outcomes,” said Turnitin CEO Chris Caren. “Especially with the added pressures from the pandemic and mass shift to virtual learning, we are committed to delivering innovative, user-friendly tools that support educators, enhance assessment, and help students achieve their full potential.”

About EdTech Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in educational technology products, companies and people. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough educational technology in categories including e-learning, student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM and more. For more information, visit

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Turnitin is a global company dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and meaningfully improving learning outcomes. For 25 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Turnitin products are used by educational institutions and certification and licensing programs to uphold integrity and increase learning performance, and by students and professionals to do their best, original work.

Turnitin has offices in Australia, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, The United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Over 16,000 academic institutions, publishers, and corporations use Turnitin services: Gradescope by Turnitin, iThenticate, Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, ExamSoft by Turnitin, ProctorExam, and Ouriginal.