Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) helps students fall in love with science and math through its unique, data-backed approach to teaching. Its tech-reliant platform is transforming the way core subjects are taught in Texas schools and beyond.
As lifelong educators (teachers since 1999 and 2002 respectively), the founders of ADI noticed the way science was taught didn’t give students a chance to engage their curiosity and learn valuable problem-solving skills.
They aimed to change that, first by publishing books that encourage students to run independent investigations and mirroring what scientists do in the field: Publishing their results and undergoing peer review. The mini-scientists got to practice report writing, critiquing their peers’ work, and receiving and responding to their own feedback. The instructional materials were a hit.
But as classrooms moved online during the pandemic, the founders, Victor and Krista Sampson saw an opportunity to pivot, bringing their system to more students through the development of an ed-tech platform.
They partnered with Lumenalta to build a custom e-learning system that made it easy for teachers to re-create the in-person experience of scientific debate online.
school districts in Texas can now adopt the curriculum
teachers using ADI materials
students conducting STEM investigations through the platform