Assessment Provider, Online Resource Collection Team Up To Match Students With Resources

A major K-12 assessment and learning analytics provider is partnering with a company that offers online educational resources to make it easier for teachers to find a direct connection between assessment results and the content their students need to respond to those assessments.

Renaissance Learning, a company that provides assessment tools, including its own product, STAR, will partner with OpenEd, a large collection of digital resources that teachers can use to teach the Common Core Standards. As a result, teachers using Renaissance's assessment tools can now connect students with more instructional content in OpenEd's collection than in the past that are aligned to the specific skills students need to improve.

Renaissance's STAR assessments provide educators with data to target instruction and practice. OpenEd's library is curated by the company's machine learning technology and a team of curriculum specialists.

"It is crucial that teachers have quick access to just the right quality-aligned resource for each student," said Renaissance Learning Senior Vice President of Learning Strategy Anne Schreiber. "We partnered with OpenEd to expand teacher'’ access to these skill-aligned resources for personalizing learning."

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