August 18, 2016
Three Renaissance reading and math practice solutions endorsed by CASE Product Review Committee
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (August 18, 2016) – Renaissance® the leader in K-12 learning analytics, announces that the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) has officially endorsed three of the company’s reading and math practice solutions—Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360®, Renaissance Accelerated Math® and Renaissance MathFacts in a Flash®.
CASE endorsements are granted solely to the products and solutions recognized as being able to meet the needs of special education students. The CASE Product Committee takes great care to research the products through a thorough evaluation, verifying that they meet state and federal government requirements. “Like with all products and solutions endorsed by CASE, Renaissance’s products and solutions highlighted evidence that they improve outcomes for students with disabilities,” says Dr. Luann Purcell, executive director of CASE.
Renaissance’s director of educational research, Eric Stickney, and Jim Ysseldyke, an educational consultant for Renaissance, worked closely with the CASE Product Committee throughout the past year. “Renaissance’s solutions are designed to help educators move students further along in their growth, and having CASE endorse our family of award winning products speaks volumes,” Stickney says. “We thank CASE for this endorsement, and we’re committed to preparing all students for success in their future endeavors.”
Accelerated Reader 360 makes personalized practice goals and differentiating close reading practice effortless—all while maintaining the flexibility to work existing classroom routines. Students are engaged in self-selected authentic literature and high-interest nonfiction articles. Short comprehension quizzes and built-in close reading practice activities, combined with automatic and educator feedback, keep students accountable for their learning. Rich dashboards and reporting provide educators the insights necessary to quickly identify which students may need more support, the skills students are ready to learn, and additional resources to cultivate growth.
“Accelerated Reader 360 is Renaissance’s flagship product, and it has evolved alongside our company as we’ve expanded our product suite and grown into a global business,” said Jack Lynch, CEO of Renaissance. “We’re proud that our company and our products continue to be recognized as solutions for students at all levels of learning.”
Accelerated Math provides deep math practice at the unique levels students need in order for them to grow—from foundational skills to grade-level standards—creating math mastery by building incremental confidence. MathFacts in a Flash helps students achieve automaticity—the ability to recall math facts instantly and accurately—freeing students to concentrate on higher-level math concepts.
The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) is an international professional education organization affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society. Those who receive special education services are individuals who possess basic rights and responsibilities, and who command respect at all times. The mission of the Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc. is to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and practices which impact the quality of education. For more information, visit www.casecec.org.
Renaissance is the leader in K-12 learning analytics—enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Founded by parents, upheld by educators, and enriched by data scientists, Renaissance knows learning is a continual journey—from year to year and for a lifetime. Our data-driven, personalized solutions are currently used in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 60 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.renaissance.com.