Who are we? That’s easy. We’re a technology-based educational company with a primary focus on accelerating K12 learning—plain and simple. Our long line of nationally acclaimed products and professional development offerings make classrooms and schools better places to teach and learn. Students who use our products learn faster. Teachers who use our products teach more effectively. Administrators who use our products meet state standards and Common Core State Standards. Let the learning begin.
We are a classic American success story. Our founders, Judi and Terry Paul, began the company in the basement of a home in central Wisconsin. Over the years, their leadership, encouragement, and love of K12 education grew the company into a world leader with over 900 employees in six U.S. locations and subsidiaries in Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2011, Judi and Terry announced the company’s acquisition by Permira. And while many things have changed since our humble beginnings, our mission of accelerating learning for all still burns ever so brightly.
The ultimate goal of Renaissance Learning is to accelerate student growth. In order to achieve that goal, all Renaissance Learning products adhere to the following strict guidelines:
More time for targeted instruction and practice
Renaissance enables educators to target instruction and guide student practice on essential reading, math, and writing skills.
Renaissance provides the data educators need to match instruction and practice to each student’s zone of proximal development—the level that is challenging but not frustrating and leads to optimum growth.
Renaissance technology provides immediate, accurate formative and diagnostic feedback to all stakeholders—students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
Personalized goal setting
Renaissance makes it easy for teachers, principals, and students to set and monitor progress toward challenging but achievable goals.
Best use of technology
With Renaissance, computers do what computers do best—collect, store, and report information—giving students more time to learn and enabling teachers to target instruction without increasing their paperwork.
Renaissance develops and releases only products that have been shown by research to help educators accelerate learning.
Renaissance ensures that every educator and student can achieve measurable success with all curricula and standards.