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Dr. Katie McClarty Named Vice President of Research and Design at Renaissance

Dr. McClarty will lead the research, psychometric, and content design teams at Renaissance

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (May 28, 2020)Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, recently welcomed Dr. Katie McClarty as the Vice President of Research and Design.

Dr. McClarty joins Renaissance with extensive expertise in assessment design, along with K–12 educational research and policy. Before joining Renaissance, Dr. McClarty was the Chief Assessment Officer at Questar Assessment and led assessment development and delivery, psychometrics, editorial, graphics, and training. She also formally served as the director for the Center for College & Career Success in Pearson’s Research & Innovation Network.

Dr. McClarty is the lead editor of “Preparing Students for College and Careers: Theory, Measurement, and Educational Practice,” which is published by Routledge and includes chapters by several distinguished authors describing how to define, measure, validate, and improve college and career readiness. Her past work also includes the co-creation of a holistic college-readiness index for middle-school students, incorporating multiple measures from academic, behavioral, affective, and contextual factors.

Dr. McClarty earned her PhD in social and personality psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, her BS in psychology from Iowa State University, and her MBA from the Carlson Business School at the University of Minnesota.

“We’re excited to have Dr. McClarty join Renaissance,“ said Chris Bauleke, CEO of Renaissance. “Dr. McClarty’s extensive experience and expertise in education make her a perfect fit as we work together to ensure educators across the nation get the most out of Renaissance practice products, Star Assessments, and the multiple-measures dashboards in Schoolzilla.”

Dr. Katie McClarty

About Renaissance

As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. Renaissance solutions are used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; and Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement. For more information, visit

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