This is a beta program. These terms will be updated more frequently than is typical as the program evolves. Contact us to ensure you are on our email list to receive notifications of changes.
The purpose of the Premier Publisher Program is to identify Publishers of superior pedagogy, design skill, and knowledge whose materials meet the curricular, privacy, and security requirements of public schools. Premier Publishers are included in programs requiring stricter criteria, including large school and organizational sales. These terms supplement all other applicable Terms and Conditions applicable to Publishers.
Participants in the Premier Publisher Program will participate in the Boom+ Pass subscription product, marketed and sold by the Boom Learning sales and marketing teams to districts, schools, and organizations. This is an opportunity to earn additional, new revenue from curricular resources that would otherwise be out of reach for the individual Publisher. Boom Learning takes care of the legal, vendor, security, and other requirements necessary to make these sales happen.
Participation in the Premier Publisher Program is by invitation and application. To be selected you will be evaluated against a selection criteria rubric. We may from time-to-time invite external parties with relevant education, experience, and expertise to assist with evaluations. The final decision is in the sole discretion of Boom Learning. You may decline an invitation to join the program.
Selection criteria will be applied on a non-discriminatory basis. Failure to meet the selection criteria at any time after acceptance into the program will result in immediate termination from the program. We rely on a combination of self-reporting, administrative review, and random auditing to confirm that publishers meet and continue to meet the selection criteria.
|Pedagogy and materials quality||The use of sound, evidence-based pedagogy in the development and implementation of the materials.||Product descriptions must include relevant standards (if applicable), instructional targets, and/or pedagogical methods. All products must have a meaningful description.|
Example: "Fun game to teach math facts" would NOT qualify.
"Fun game to teach math facts to satisfy 3rd grade math fact fluency under [state the standard]" would qualify. As would "fun game to teach math facts using CVI design for low vision students." Be specific about how it meets the needs of students if it is not a general ed product.
In the first year, we are looking for Publishers who already have some standards who commit to making steady progress on marking relevant content with standards.
Reading materials should follow science of reading principles.
|Materials produced align with the research relied upon.||If there is a claim of research alignment, review of the materials establishes that the research underlying the concept is implemented in the materials.|
|Factual accuracy||All factual claims are accurate and verifiable from reputable sources.|
|Does not use discredited or harmful methods.||In particular, reading instruction methods (such as guesses and use of cues) proven to have adverse outcomes on reading are prohibited.|
|Credentials||If the Publisher produces materials in an area with enhanced credentials or special training (such as Reading Intervention, CVI, or SLP), the Publisher has received the applicable credential and has maintained it if active maintenance is required. If the author is retired, the author must demonstrate how they have remained informed of current developments in the practice area.||Includes a description, where applicable, of the relevant credentials to create the materials in all author descriptions.|
If claiming a credential:
Providing proof of current credentials OR
Providing proof of prior credential, loss of credential for failure to maintain and not for disciplinary reasons, and proof of attendance at continuing education in the field since the loss of the credential.
A Publisher may not include material outside of credential or experience area. So for example, if you claim to be an elementary ELL specialist, your store will be disqualified if you add middle school science content without relating how your skills and abilities apply to the new content.
|The Publisher can provide proof of at least 3 years of active classroom or therapy experience.||Proof of the required experience. The Publisher must describe the years of experience and fields of experience in the Publisher description.|
|If the Publisher claims other credentials of high quality, such as significant experience as an author in the education or textbook space, the Publisher provides proof of such credentials.||Satisfactory proof of the claim. The basis of the claims should be included in the Publisher description.|
|Other claims.||The Publisher makes no claims that cannot be verified. All claims are subject to audit at any time.|
|Design Quality||Images are self-made or licensed and credited.||All images used are either self-made or licensed and credited. Use of Pixabay, Canva, Pexels, FreePix, or other stock sources will require proof of a license to use the materials for commercial use.|
|Minimum store size||22 deck minimum|
|The products have a consistent and common visual design.||The materials have a consistent and common visual design in each material. There are no discordant design elements.|
There may not be routine formatting errors in covers or decks, such as text overflow, blurry images, or distorted images. If errors are identified the Publisher demonstrates prompt error correction.
|The design is age and subject-appropriate.||The design of the materials should be appropriate to the targeted developmental age of the students to which it is directed.|
|Accessibility||Materials either use all accessibility features in the student player or the author commits to bring materials into accessibility compliance.||The Publisher has provided alt text for images. All videos have captions. The author has confirmed that the z-order supports tabbed navigation.|
If materials are not accessible, the Publisher commits to add accessibility elements at a steady pace during the participation period, with a focus on the most popular materials first.
|Author Reputation||No strikes||Publishers who have received strikes for violating the Acceptable Use Policy are barred from the program. With sufficient passage of time (at least one year), Publishers who have been barred may be considered at the discretion of the Integrity Department. Among other factors, Integrity will evaluate whether errors were inadvertent or deliberate, the level of cooperation in correcting materials, the seriousness of the offense relative to school requirements, and the risk to Boom of a repeated offense.|
|No controversy||Authors must not be engaged in public controversy on social media, in the news, or in other offline formats. Accusations of controversial behavior shall be investigated and a determination of whether the conduct is unsuitable for the program shall be made in the sole determination of Boom Learning.|
|Compliance||No HREF links (hyperlinks) in publisher or product descriptions.||Any live links added to author or product descriptions make an author immediately ineligible for the program due to security commitments.|
|No advertisements in decks||Any links to videos that serve an advertisement are immediately disqualifying. No YouTube videos.|
|No content that teaches a religion as a religion.||The target for this program is secular purchasing entities that require that content be secular. It is okay to include survey of world religions content. It not okay to include content that teaches the theology of a particular religion. Once the ability to exclude content from a catalog is launched, Publishers who make religious studies content can participate if they exclude all religious studies content.|
|Not biased or discriminatory||Content must not make claims that are biased or have discriminatory content.|
|Other failures to meet the needs of public schools.||School regulations and laws change from time to time. If a rule or law changes that make content no longer suitable, it will be withdrawn from the program.|
Authors selected for the Premier Publisher Program will receive the following benefits:
- A badge on their products and listings.
- Quality nudges in search results.
- Inclusion in the Boom+ Pass sSubscription product sold to schools and organizations.
- Opportunities for recurring revenue.
Premier Publishers agree that we can use their names and product names in marketing materials to schools. They further agree to provide curriculum maps, teacher guides, and other supporting materials upon request to the Boom Sales Team. They agree that Boom Learning may offer free trials of the Boom+ Pass for up to 90 days (a "pilot") to schools who are considering the program and that there will be no compensation for usage during the free trial.
Premier Publishers are required to participate in the Boom+ Pass subscription product when it launches.
The Boom+ Pass subscription is sold to schools, organizations, and resellers. It is a flat-rate product advertised, marketed, and sold by Boom Learning. Proceeds from the sales are split between Boom Learning and participating Premier Authors. Boom Learning is responsible for all marketing, sales, contracting, collection, and related duties.
Premier Publishers are compensated from a royalty pool distributed among participating Premier Authors "account-wise" based on use.
"Account-wise" means that each Premier Publisher is compensated from the "pool" created by buyers who use the Publisher's product. We do not publicize which "accounts" a Premier Publisher participates in to prevent misconduct. "Use" means a product was used by a teacher or student for instruction. We do not publicize our full criteria for what is credited as a use to prevent misconduct.
Pool payments will be distributed monthly. The amount of the pool to be distributed each month will be based on usage. A true-up distribution of undistributed amounts is made at the end of the 12-month period to eligible Publishers.
- Kinder Author and SLP Author join the program.
- SLP Company and Giga School buy Premier Publisher Subscriptions.
- SLP Company users only use SLP Author's content.
- Giga School uses Kinder Author and SLP Author content.
- SLP Author will be paid for use in the SLP Company and the Giga School pools. Kinder Author will only be paid for use in the Giga School pool.
- Giga School does not use the product in June, July, and August. The July and August pool amounts rolled forward until distributed on a relative use basis between SLP Author and Kinder Author. The June amounts and any other roll forward amounts from low usage in May were distributed by looking back over the 12-month period and allocating the remaining funds based on relative usage over the 12-month period between SLP Author and Kinder Author.
Leaving the Program
Program commitment is a minimum of twelve months. Scheduled entry will be at the beginning of a month and will end at the end of a month. More details on how to join and leave will be forthcoming. We can terminate your participation in the program in our sole discretion, and at any time, if you violate our Acceptable Use Policy for Authors or otherwise no longer meet Selection Criteria.