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April 24, 2015 11:06 PM ET

Software

Company Overview of Renaissance Learning Inc.

Company Overview

Renaissance Learning, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides computer-based assessment technology and school improvement programs for pre-kindergarten through senior high schools and districts in the United States and internationally. Its educational software products cover various subject areas, such as reading, early literacy, mathematics, writing, vocabulary, and language acquisition. The company primarily offers Accelerated Reader, a personalized practice and daily progress-monitoring assessment software tool that provides information to ensure reading success and inform instruction. It also offers reading products, including STAR Reading, STAR Early Literacy, and Successful Read...

2911 Peach Street

PO Box 8036

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8036

United States

Founded in 1986

893 Employees

Phone:

715-424-3636

Fax:

715-424-4242

Key Executives for Renaissance Learning Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 55
Senior Vice President of Educational Products
Age: 49
Senior Vice President of Urban Accounts
Senior Vice President of State & Federal Programs
Chief Technology Officer
Age: 49
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Renaissance Learning Inc. Key Developments

Renaissance Learning Launches Accelerated Reader 360 with Built-In Digital Nonfiction Content and Close Reading Skills Practice

Renaissance Learning announced the significant product with the rollout of Accelerated Reader 360 (AR 360). Used in over 37,000 schools, AR has always provided personalized, independent reading practice through comprehension quizzes taken after students read a book, and teachers have long used the program to monitor progress through ongoing data. AR 360 adds access to digital informational texts and instructional skills practice activities -- greatly improving teachers ability to meet the demands of today's college and career readiness standards without adding to an already busy day. Through AR 360's integrated reading program, students continue their independent reading practice, while teachers now have tools to help students engage with more nonfiction texts, read more complex texts with instructional support and build skills around evidence-based reading responses. A collection of leveled nonfiction articles is searchable by topic and skill to help teachers encourage close reading and teach to standards. Every nonfiction article includes built-in instructional skills practice, including a highlight and tag activity as well as a writing prompt to take learning deeper. A single platform and unified Reading Dashboard provide a balanced and complete solution that includes actionable insights into student reading growth. Previously, educators had to access multiple platforms and reports to get a full understanding of students' independent and instructional reading performance and growth. The Reading Dashboard combines all of this data into one view, eliminating the need to run multiple reports.

Compass Learning and Renaissance Learning Partner to Bridge Assessment and Personalized Instruction for K-12 Classrooms

Compass Learning, a leader in personalized learning, and Renaissance Learning, the market leader in K-12 assessment and learning analytics, announced a strategic partnership that will make it easier for educators to personalize instruction to the needs of students. Available this fall, the integration of Renaissance Learning's STAR reading and math data and the newly released suite of solutions from Compass Learning will provide educators powerful tools to assess each student's proficiency and automatically assign personalized learning paths that align to both state and Common Core standards. The Renaissance Learning progression -- a sequencing of skills a student must master from Kindergarten to high school graduation -- is powered by insights from more than 54 million assessments taken each year by students at more than one third of U.S. schools. With this integration, results from STAR assessments combined with Compass Learning content will automatically deliver personalized learning paths for educators in three simple steps: 1. Compass Learning imports test data from Renaissance Learning STAR assessments into Compass Learning software including Hybridge, Pathblazer and Gradbound. 2. A learning path is assigned to each student based on the data. 3. Students then complete a range of Compass Learning activities, built on decades of research about how kids engage and learn, and linked directly to their educational needs and abilities.

Renaissance Learning Integrates its Accelerated Reader Software with Capstone

Renaissance Learning announced the integration of its Accelerated Reader software with publishing partner Capstone. According to the company, the integration will enable educators to link Accelerated Reader Quizzes to two of Capstone's digital products, Capstone Interactive e-Books and myON, which cumulatively include more than 7,000 interactive e-Books.

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