Learning Apps & Tools
'Mosaic by ACT' Shifts Assessment Nonprofit into Learning Business
- By Dian Schaffhauser
the nonprofit that produces assessments for colleges and career, has
introduced an online learning application. The new program, Mosaic
is an adaptive platform with curriculum and real-time assessment
resources for learning math and English language arts. According to
the organization, it includes a digital library with 80,000-plus
resources, including social-emotional learning resources and
professional development services.
new solution integrates a number of components procured through ACT's
mergers and acquisitions through the years, including:
learning technology from ScootPad;
educational resources from assessment division OpenEd
and OER metadata provider Knovation;
emotional learning from Mawi
curriculum and assessment framework from competency management tool
and professional resources gleaned from ProExam, a nonprofit that
focused on noncognitive assessment and professional credentialing.
a nonprofit helping millions of learners realize education and
workplace success each year, we're uniquely prepared to apply our
expertise in meaningful ways. Mosaic by ACT is the culmination of our
strategic approach to transform into a learning organization,"
said ACT CEO Janet Godwin, in a press release. "We're broadening
our focus from measuring student progress (with assessments) to
providing actionable solutions that improve learner outcomes."
extensive research combined with a powerful mixture of academic and
social and emotional learning solutions and services allow us to
serve learners and educators right now," added ACT President of
Learning Jonell Sanchez. "Reflecting on my own personal
experience as a young learner in ESL and remedial learning classes,
in this time when we see a widening of opportunity and equity gaps,
it's critical to ensure that we are building solutions to close those
gaps and working toward access and readiness for all learners."
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.