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myON Awarded Research-Based Design Product Certification from Digital Promise

myON is the fifth Renaissance product to receive this prestigious certification

Bloomington, MN (July 1, 2022) Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, recently announced that the myON digital reading platform has earned the Research-Based Design Product Certification from Digital Promise. This certification serves as a rigorous, reliable signal for district and school administrators, educators, and families looking for edtech products that are based in research about student learning.

myON provides pre-K–12 students with 24/7 access to engaging digital books and age-appropriate news articles. It features tools such as text-to-speech support and text annotation to help students at all levels to develop important reading skills and strategies. A new myON feature for Back to School 2022 will also enable students to record themselves reading aloud, to build oral reading fluency and promote greater engagement.

myON provides low-bandwidth and offline reading options to support access to reading material both in and out of the classroom. myON also qualifies for ESSER funding under the CARES, CRRSA, and ARP Acts, along with other federal funding sources.

myON is the fifth Renaissance product to receive the Research-Based Design Product Certification. Accelerated Reader, Freckle, Lalilo, and Nearpod have all previously received this honor.

“Research is central to how we design our products,” said Eric Stickney, Vice President of Educational Research at Renaissance. “We not only use published research on how students learn, but we also analyze our assessment and practice data to understand how to best engage and provide feedback to both educators and students to maximize opportunities for growth. This certification validates these efforts.”

The Research-Based Design Product Certification helps consumers to narrow their options as they select products based on research about learning. Digital Promise launched this certification in February 2020 and has certified over 60 products to date. The organization will recognize myON’s certification with an official announcement in August 2022.

“Educators and researchers continue to uncover important insights about how students learn,” said Christina Luke Luna, Chief Learning Officer, Pathways and Credentials at Digital Promise. “The Research-Based Design Product Certification recognizes the edtech products that incorporate research about learning into their design and development. Congratulations to myON for demonstrating that research informs product design!”

Educators can learn more about myON by visiting www.renaissance.com.

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 reach more than 40 percent of US schools and more than half a million students in other regions across the world. Our portfolio includes solutions for assessment (Star Assessments, Star Phonics, and myIGDIs for Preschool); practice (Accelerated Reader, myON, Freckle, and Lalilo); data-driven insights (Schoolzilla); and teacher-facilitated instructional delivery (Nearpod). For more information, visit https://www.renaissance.com/.

About Digital Promise

Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization that builds powerful networks and takes on grand challenges by working at the intersection of researchers, entrepreneurs, and educators. Our vision is that all people, at every stage of their lives, have access to learning experiences that help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive and continuously learn in an ever-changing world. For more information, visit https://digitalpromise.org/.

Press contact:

Tracy Stewart
Director, Marketing Development
Renaissance
(832) 651-1189
[email protected]

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