Mergers & Acquisitions
Savvas Acquires Whooo's Reading, Plans to Integrate Its Proprietary AI for Better Personalization
- By Kristal Kuykendall
Savvas Learning Company has acquired Whooo’s Reading and its AI-driven technology that gives students adaptive feedback on their writing and reading skills and shows teachers where students may need extra support or personalized instruction, according to a news release.
“Whooo's Reading helps students practice reading comprehension skills with in-the-moment feedback on their written responses to open-ended critical thinking questions about the content they are reading,” Savvas said. “Its proprietary machine-learning algorithm automatically assesses student writing, saving teachers time while also providing them actionable data on their students' strengths and weaknesses — enabling them to differentiate instruction.”
Whooo’s Reading works with any book and any question a teacher might assign to students.
Savvas said the machine-learning technology behind Whooo’s Reading will be integrated into its portfolio of curriculum solutions “to provide teachers the next-generation of time-saving scoring tools, along with reports to help them better understand which skills their students are struggling with and mastering.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Learn more at Savvas.com.
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Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can
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