Companies partner to provide personalized instruction to meet the needs of all learners
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. and LAKEWOOD, NJ (November 2, 2016) – Differentiated instruction and Response to Intervention (RTI) share a common goal: modifying instruction until it meets the needs of all learners. A strategic partnership between Renaissance®, the leader in K-12 learning analytics, and Achieve3000®, the groundbreaker in blended, differentiated instruction, now gives educators the opportunity to seamlessly integrate the two instructional approaches to students from Pre-K through grade 12. Select districts in 2017 will be able to use the embedded and interim assessments to inform and tailor instruction across all tiers of intervention, while accessing deep learning analytics from the companies’ platforms to measure impact and efficacy.
The newly minted partnership combines Renaissance’s highly rated Renaissance Star 360® assessment solution with Achieve3000’s patented model of research-based differentiated instruction for blended learning for students in grades Pre-K through 12. The alliance between the two prominent education technology companies is centered on several shared concepts, such as maximizing educators’ time during the RTI process as more on-task time and targeted, purposeful instruction are critical for students to accelerate learning gains as well as enabling teachers to help all students succeed and move forward on the path to college and career readiness. It also makes data immediate and actionable for leaders, thus demonstrating measurable impact for all students.
“Today, educators need seamless integration of assessment and instruction, and we hear stories about educators spending far too much time bridging the gap between the two when it comes to RTI,” said Jack Lynch, Renaissance CEO. “By marrying these two solutions, educators will have more time to focus on what’s important: discovering skill gaps quickly and pinpointing the exact instruction needed for each student to move further along in their growth.”
“The exploration of a strategic partnership was prompted by many discussions with customers,” said Saki Dodelson, founder, president and CEO of Achieve3000. “Our customers have repeatedly told us that one of their main pain points is the ‘now what?’ when using assessment to inform instruction. When you know precisely what students already understand, it’s easier to plan what to teach next.”
When paired with Renaissance’s reliable, valid Star 360 assessments, Achieve3000’s unmatched literacy instructional models for mixed-ability classrooms, as well as targeted programs for English learners and intervention students, can now provide the achievement and growth data needed to help every educator extend their reach and empower every student to go above and beyond.
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.
Achieve3000 is the leader in online differentiated literacy instruction, serving over two million students worldwide. For nearly 15 years, the company has been reaching students at their individual reading levels to deliver significant learning gains, with many making double to triple the expected gains in a single school year. Based on decades of scientific research, Achieve3000’s solutions—Smarty Ants (for grades PreK–1), KidBiz3000 (for grades 2–5), TeenBiz3000 (for grades 6–8), Empower3000 (for grades 9–12), Spark3000 (for adult learners), and eScience3000 (for grades 6–8)—support core curriculum, Response to Intervention, English language learner, and special education instructional models as well as 21st-century education initiatives. From learning how to read to workforce readiness, Achieve3000 empowers all learners to develop the college and career literacy skills needed for academic, professional, and personal success. The company is based in Lakewood, N.J. Learn more about Achieve3000 online at www.achieve3000.com or by calling 888-968-6822.