A customized standards-aligned assessment platform for large districts

SchoolCity already partners with four of the largest districts in the US to achieve their “just right” standards-aligned assessment solution Schedule a consultation today to start discussing yours.


Online testing tools, reporting capabilities, online accommodations, scoring mechanisms, and beyond—all to your specifications


Benefit from a bank of over 80,000 highest-quality, standards- and DOK-aligned assessment items across core subjects.


Drive targeted classroom and district improvements with reports aligned to your key questions.


Save student and teacher time with a single platform for standards-aligned classroom formative, benchmark/common formative, and summative assessments.

Transform your district’s assessment experience for all stakeholders

Unlock a standards-aligned assessment platform that meets the unique needs of a large district—and specific needs of your team

Design an assessment solution unlike any other. Guide significant structural changes to your platform’s assessment capabilities, online testing tools, student accommodations, and more, so that every stakeholder is able to use data to improve instruction and standards proficiency.

Streamline and advance data-based conversations

Bypass reports that don’t quite fit your needs. Quickly access data-driven insights with custom-built reports to answer your specific questions about student learning, progress, and standards proficiency.

Demystify formative feedback

Take the heavy lifting out of high-impact feedback. Know exactly what’s causing students to struggle and address learning disconnects in the moment with built-in distractor rationales.

Engage students as drivers of their own learning

Develop the right student-friendly reports to help learners understand their own strengths and needs. Offer flexible ways to demonstrate standards proficiency with performance-based assessments.

A standards-aligned assessment platform designed with your district in mind

Each district needs the ability to create and administer homegrown standards-based assessments, author items, and design custom reports. These needs are all supported by DnA, our assessment creation and administration platform.

However, some districts seek to invest in significant, platform-level customizations to truly achieve their vision for assessment creation, administration, and reporting. That’s where SchoolCity comes in. Start with the current platform as a base, and partner with our team to design and implement structural changes around online testing tools, accommodations, item types, and more.

Teacher and classroom

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How does SchoolCity work?

How Renaissance's standards-aligned assessment platform works



Partner with our team to create a strategy for meeting your unique assessment creation, administration, and reporting needs.



Administer assessments via paper/pencil, online, or a combination, leveraging any custom-built online testing tools and test accommodations. Scan paper/pencil assessments for instant grading.



Expedite data-driven decisions with customized reports by assessment, standard, item, multiple measures, and others to immediately surface insights about curriculum, instruction, student supports, equity, and more.


Move learning forward

Confidently take the right next steps to advance student learning and accelerate district-wide standards proficiency.

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SchoolCity assessment types

An in-depth look at SchoolCity Assessments

With a range of measures at your disposal—including performance-based assessments and even surveys—your team is able to monitor learning and mastery across the many ways students may demonstrate standards proficiency.

Item Bank Assessments

Assessments that can incorporate any of our 19+ different item types—including TEIs such as hot spot and graphing—or custom-built item types. Benefit from a bank of over 80,000 items to address the breadth and depth of each standard at the right DOK and level of rigor.

Item bank assessments

Answer Key Only Assessments

Existing assessments can be uploaded via PDF to avoid recreating them in SchoolCity, while also receiving the in-depth standards-based reporting that SchoolCity provides.

Answer Key Only

Express Assessments

Quickly create a paper/pencil multiple choice assessment and scan results for instant grading for a quick, formative check on student learning.

Express assessments

Performance-Based Assessments

Enable online scoring of offline performance assessments, such as projects and essays. Flexible grading and scoring options and alignment to standards allow for in-depth reporting.

Performance based


Gather data around social-emotional learning, school climate and culture, perceptions, and well-being from students and parents.


Get standards-aligned data you can trust with Inspect

Combining the power of SchoolCity with Inspect content

Our Inspect assessment content provides standards-aligned items across ELA, math, science (NGSS, Georgia, and Virginia), and history. When used with SchoolCity, you can feel confident that your custom assessments are gleaning data that truly help improve decisions.

Quality content for your custom assessments

Highest-quality standards-aligned content

Our items are created by content experts who ensure that content is accurately aligned, free of bias and sensitivity concerns, and yields results that educators can use to drive instruction forward.

All of our item bank content undergoes a continuous evaluation process that uses psychometric analysis to ensure items are performing as expected.

Teacher and Student

Assessment content stats

A snapshot of inspect

When it comes to high-quality assessment content, special care should be taken to ensure each item aligns to the content expectations of the standard. In order to truly assess mastery, there must also be enough items to assess student understanding in multiple ways across a range of cognitive complexities and item types. Inspect items fit the bill.


ELA and math items


item types


prebuilt assessments


K–12 NGSS items

Real stories from educators

Success stories from districts like yours

Houston ISD unlocks assessment as learning

In Texas’ largest school district, a collaborative partnership and “just right” assessments have elevated data-driven instruction.

Security and privacy

As of December 2022, SchoolCity has received a SOC2 report from an AICPA auditor.

We researched various platforms to see what was cutting-edge, and what appeared to be next-level. SchoolCity stood out because their team understands that urban districts need customization. It was at that point that we began our beautiful partnership with SchoolCity, and they have not failed us.

Betty Garcia-Hill • Formative Assessment Manager, Houston Independent School District (HISD)

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A Renaissance representative can provide you with a more detailed understanding of SchoolCity and help you decide if it’s the right tool for you and your students.

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