September 11, 2014

The over-testing dilemma and a vision of efficiency

By Laurie Borkon, Vice President of Government Affairs Today’s students are the most tested in history. Teachers feel the pain of over-testing more than most, because they directly witness its effects on their students. They see firsthand the stress many […]
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. […]
October 2, 2014

Learning progressions: Deeper and more enduring than any set of standards

By Gene Kerns, EdD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Many of us can remember the advent of standards-based education, but few of us envisioned how politicized educational standards would become. Every day brings a new challenge, founded or not, to […]
October 16, 2014

To scaffold or not to scaffold? The first big misconception about rigor

By: Karin Hess, EdD, Consultant Think back to the last really rigorous and complex task that you worked on. Did you develop and complete it from start to finish all on your own? Or did you perhaps talk with colleagues, […]