Renaissance Learning, the Google-funded K-12 assessment and learning analytics service with a valuation north of $1 billion, today announced that it has acquired UClass, a cloud storage and content management service school districts can use to store, distribute and analyze their curriculum catalogs. The two companies did not disclose the financial details of the transaction.
Until now, Renaissance Learning’s focus was mostly on analyzing student performance and helping them recognize what skill to focus on next. UClass approaches analytics from a different perspective: the district level and the state standards these districts have to fulfill.
By combining the two services, Renaissance Learning — which is currently being used by about a third of U.S. schools — will be able to help teachers match students to the right content that’s already approved by the state and part of its curriculum. This way, teachers will be able to see how students are doing and quickly…
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