Renaissance Approved in Louisiana as a Professional Development Vendor
Bloomington, Minn. (October 15, 2021) – Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, recently announced that the company has been approved by the Louisiana State Department of Education (LDOE) to provide ongoing professional development on the effective use of Renaissance solutions to accelerate student learning.
The list of approved vendors appears in the state’s Supporting Early Learning and Literacy (SELL) Guide. The guide helps schools and parishes to implement the recommendations of the Early Literacy Commission, which include investing in early learning supports for literacy and math in grades K–2. Renaissance’s professional development offerings—which can be provided to educators both in-person and remotely—will help schools and parishes to increase the fidelity of use across their Renaissance solutions, making a positive impact on student growth.
The LDOE’s approval covers professional development for the following Renaissance solutions:
- General development screening: ProLADR
- Literacy screening: myIGDIs Early Literacy, Star CBM Reading, Star Early Literacy, and Star Reading
- Literacy supplemental tools: Lalilo, Freckle for ELA, Accelerated Reader, myON, and myON News
- Math screening: myIGDIs Early Numeracy, Star CBM Math, and Star Math
- Math supplemental tools: Freckle for Math
“This school year, it’s very important that educators are equipped with effective solutions to accelerate their students’ learning,” said Jonathan Pounds, Regional Vice President at Renaissance. “A solution that is used without fidelity falls short of its purpose. We are proud to be added to the Supporting Early Learning and Literacy for Professional Development approved list, to provide further support for Louisiana educators.”
Educators can learn more about Renaissance solutions by visiting www.renaissance.com.
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 reach more than 40 percent of US schools and more than half a million students in other regions across the world.
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; Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement; Lalilo, to develop critical foundational skills; and Nearpod, for teacher-facilitated instructional delivery.
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