Mergers & Acquisitions

Savvas Acquires Whooo's Reading, Plans to Integrate Its Proprietary AI for Better Personalization

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.

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