December 18, 2014

Learning with a destination in mind: The art and science of personalized goal setting

By Eric Stickney, Director of Educational Research A version of the famous quote from Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu states, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” But what determines whether that journey will be successful? If we’re […]
September 18, 2014

Learnalytics®: The promise of learning analytics

By Eric Stickney, Director of Educational Research   This month we’re launching the first phase of Learnalytics®, a website designed to leverage Renaissance’s massive databases and to provide insights into what students know, what they like, and how they learn. […]
March 27, 2014

Amid the CCSS “shifts,” let’s not lose sight of independent reading practice

By Eric Stickney, Director of Educational Research   Earlier this month, our Chief Academic Officer Gene Kerns wrote about text complexity and the Common Core State Standards. His comments remind us that even with all the attention on the “shifts” demanded […]