Renaissance Learning and OpenEd Announce Partnership to Reinforce Bridge From Assessment to Instruction - Tech Learning

Renaissance Learning and OpenEd Announce Partnership to Reinforce Bridge From Assessment to Instruction

STAR Assessments Now Linked to Skill-Level Aligned Resources From Largest, Curated Catalog of Educational Content
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LOS GATOS, Calif. – March 11, 2015 – TodayRenaissance Learning, the K-12 assessment and learning analytics company, andOpenEd, creator of the world’s largest online collection of standards-aligned resources, announced a collaboration to reinforce the bridge from assessment to instruction in thousands of classrooms around the country. Now, for the first time, when teachers deliver a STAR assessment from Renaissance Learning, results will directly link to a large collection of skill-aligned resources from OpenEd. ­­

The most widely used assessments in K-12 schools, STAR assessments provide educators with immediate access to skill-specific actionable data to target instruction and practice, identify students for intervention and predict state test-performance. Now enhancing STAR’s instructional content, OpenEd’s library is curated by the company’s unique machine learning technology combined with a team of curriculum subject-matter specialists, making for strong, accurate alignments at the micro-skill level. As a result, teachers using STAR assessments can now connect students with much more instructional content aligned to the specific Renaissance skill and sub-skill, including videos and instructional games.

“When teachers administer a STAR assessment, the results provide them with actionable data for accelerating student achievement and keeping all students on the path to success. However, it is crucial that they have quick access to just the right quality aligned resource for each student,” said Anne Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Learning Strategy at Renaissance Learning. “We partnered with OpenEd to greatly expand teachers’ access to these skill-aligned resources for personalizing learning.”

OpenEd leads the ed tech industry in offering the most high-quality resources – more than a million – used by teachers every day withassessments,homework assignments,educational videos and games. Using OpenEd’s tools, educators can create custom quizzes, identify learning gaps and link to the right resources.

“At OpenEd, our mission is to connect teachers with resources for improving student achievement. This partnership with Renaissance Learning is an exceptional opportunity to support thousands of teachers as they link each student’s assessment results directly to specific resources for targeting instruction and practice,” said Adam Blum, OpenEd CEO and founder.

About Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning is a leader of K-12 assessment and learning analytics with a presence in more than one third of U.S. schools and 60 countries around the world. By delivering deep insight into what students know, what they like and how they learn, Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and timely instruction while driving personalized student practice in reading, writing and math daily. Renaissance Learning is comprised of top researchers, educators, content-area experts, data scientists and technologists who create and perfect classroom-proven tools. For more information, visit

About OpenEd

OpenEd was founded in 2012 with the goal of providing teachers with access to the best educational resources for their students, with a focus on finding the right resources to teach the Common Core State Standards and other educational standard and skills taxonomies. To accomplish this important goal, OpenEd built the world’s largest catalog of assessments, homework assignments, educational videos and games. OpenEd is committed to keeping the majority of its content available for free to educators around the world. For more information,



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