Renaissance and Learning A-Z Team up to Accelerate Literacy Outcomes
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (April 17, 2018) – Renaissance®, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announces Learning A-Z®, a literacy-focused pre-K–6 educational provider of technology-enabled learning resources, as its latest Renaissance Growth Alliance™ partner. The companies are working together to provide personalized reading instruction to help educators increase students’ literacy comprehension and proficiency.
Raz-Plus™, the award-winning blended learning platform from Learning A-Z, which contains thousands of technology-enabled resources for personalized reading practice, will be integrated in Renaissance Flow 360®, an assessment-driven instruction solution. This integration will enable educators to use Renaissance Flow 360 to easily assign and add Raz-Plus resources to their students’ lesson and assignment plans.
Renaissance Flow 360 drives personalized learning by bridging assessment to practice and instructional resources. It also provides centralized data on student mastery to give teachers and administrators the actionable insights they need to help every student grow. Raz-Plus delivers standards-aligned reading instruction with more than 50,000 resources for pre-K–6 students including leveled readers, as well as thousands of instructional materials for teachers. The integration of Renaissance Flow 360 and Raz-Plus will help educators provide personalized reading practice at appropriate levels for each student.
“By working with Learning A-Z, we’re aiming to reduce the time educators spend manually processing student reading data and assigning instruction,” says Sally Searby, vice president of strategic partnerships at Renaissance. “In turn, this integration can support personalized instruction goals in the classroom, leading to greater literacy outcomes for students. We’re so pleased to welcome Learning A-Z to the Renaissance Growth Alliance—a vital solution that’s leading the way in bringing increased data interoperability to districts worldwide.”
The Renaissance Growth Alliance brings best-in-class instruction to Renaissance Flow 360, ensuring a steady flow of reliable data that can provide insights, organization, and data translation between solutions. This collaboration between instructional providers combines the impacts of individual solutions, helping educators deliver targeted instruction to each of their students. When districts’ providers participate in the Renaissance Growth Alliance, educators benefit from having the data collection and reporting all in one place.
Learning A-Z offers a variety of research-based, online literacy curriculum products that help educators differentiate instruction and increase student engagement. The organization’s materials are used by more than 7 million students in over 170 countries.
“This partnership reinforces our commitment to making differentiated literacy instruction as accessible as possible to as many educators as possible,” says Patrick Marcotte, president of Learning A-Z. “By linking intelligent, validated recommendations with the assessments teachers already rely on, we can reduce the amount of time spent gathering data and increase the amount of time delivering focused, intentional literacy instruction.”
For more information about Learning A-Z and Raz-Plus, please visit https://www.learninga-z.com/site/products/raz-plus/overview. To learn more about the Renaissance Growth Alliance, visit http://www.renaissance.com/growth-alliance/.
Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, enabling educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions facilitate the ability to analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Founded by parents, upheld by educators, and enriched by data scientists, Renaissance knows learning is a continual journey—from year to year and throughout a lifetime. Our data-driven, personalized solutions are currently used in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.renaissance.com.
About Learning A-Z
Learning A-ZÒ is a literacy-focused pre-K–6 educational provider of technology-enabled learning solutions. Our products blend traditional teacher-led instruction with robust online resources to make teaching more effective and efficient, practice more accessible and personalized, assessment more strategic and automated, and learning more informed and proactive. Our suite of products includes: Raz-Plus™, Reading A-Z™, Raz-Kids®, Headsprout®, Science A-Z®, Writing A-Z™, Vocabulary A-Z™, and ReadyTest A-Z™. Learning A-Z products are used by more than 7 million students in more than 170 countries. Learning A-Z is a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD). For more information, please visit www.learninga-z.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.