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Press Releases

Renaissance Learning’s company news is posted here regularly. For press inquiries, contact us at (800) 461-3148 or email us at

Accelerated Reader 360, a Renaissance Learning Product, Receives Tech & Learning Best of Show Award at ISTE 2016
Proven, integrated K-12 reading solution named ISTE 2016 award winner.
(July 13, 2016)

Renaissance Learning doubles down on commitment to nurture student growth
Company shares vision for creating a unified learning ecosystem designed to reduce teacher prep time and boost student performance
(June 27, 2016)

Renaissance Learning's CEO Jack Lynch Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award Winner
Renaissance Learning's CEO Jack Lynch has been named a recipient of the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in the Private Equity and Venture Capital Backed category for the Midwest.
(June 22, 2016)

Renaissance Learning Aquires UClass, Bridges K12 Assessment and Instruction
UClass extends Renaissance's ability to help teachers connect assessment and instruction by tapping into each school district's existing bank of resources.
(February 19, 2015)

Renaissance Learning Adds Education Entrepreneur John Katzman to Board of Directors
Renaissance Learning welcomed to its board of directors serial education entrepreneur John Katzman, founder of Noodle Education, 2U and the Princeton Review.
(December 17, 2014)

STAR Assessments Approved by California Department of Education for Diagnostic Assessment in Grade Two
STAR Early Learning and STAR Math meet requirements of newly adopted assessment system
(November 12, 2014)

Accelerated Reader 360 Launches with Built-In Digital Nonfiction Content and Close Reading Skills Practice
Renaissance Learning advances reading platform used in over 37,000 schools worldwide.
(November 5, 2014)

Renaissance Learning Partners with MetaMetrics to Add Lexile Measures to Accelerated Reader and STAR Reading
Renaissance products will support both Lexile measures and ATOS for the 2014-15 school year.
(May 20, 2014)

Hellman & Friedman Completes $1.1 Billion Acquisition of Renaissance Learning
Hellman & Friedman, the San Francisco-based private equity investment firm, has successfully completed its acquisition of Renaissance from the Permira funds.
(April 10, 2014)

Renaissance Learning Approved as Mississippi’s K-3 Assessment System Provider
The Mississippi State Board of Education adopted Renaissance Learning’s K-3 assessment system.
(March 28, 2014)

Renaissance Learning to be Acquired for $1.1 Billion by Hellman & Friedman
One of the largest acquisitions in education technology demonstrates the value of learning analytics.
(March 13, 2014)

Students Read the Most Coast to Coast and set new nationwide record
More than 30,000 educators unite K-12 students in shared reading practice challenge.
(March 3, 2014)

Google Capital Invests in Renaissance Learning
One of the largest investments in education over the last year highlights the importance of using precise data to boost student achievement.
(February 19, 2014)

K-12 students get set to 'Read the Most Coast to Coast' February 28
Hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will make reading a celebrated event on February 28. More than 30,000 K-12 educators have registered for their students to take part in Renaissance Learning's 3rd annual "Read the Most Coast to Coast" challenge.
(February 14, 2014)

Renaissance Learning's Alexa Posny, Ph. D., receives two Honorary Awards
Alexa Posny, Ph. D., senior vice president of state and federal programs at Renaissance Learning, Inc., was awarded two prestigious citations this month.
(October 9, 2013)

Renaissance Learning integrates Accelerated Reader with Capstone
Renaissance Learning announces integration of Accelerated Reader with Capstone Interactive e-Books and myOn, enabling students to make a seamless transition from the reading experience to the quiz environment.
(August 22, 2013)

Renaissance Learning acquires Subtext
Renaissance Learning has acquired Subtext, a K-12 digital reading service. The integration combines assessment, instructional reading, and independent practice to fully support CCSS goals.
(June 28, 2013)

Renaissance Learning's What Kids Are Reading 2013 report finds what is influencing students' reading selections
Released today, Renaissance Learning's What Kids Are Reading 2013 report highlights the top 40 books read by students in grades 1-12 during the 2011-2012 school year. Based on Accelerated Reader Quizzes taken by 8.6 million students, the fifth-edition report also looks at CCSS exemplars, required high school reading from 1907 to now, and what motivates students to select certain titles.
(April 22, 2013)

Accelerated Reader Student App update gives visually impaired students quiz-taking independence
Renaissance Learning announced today that the newest update to the Accelerated Reader (AR) Student App for iOS includes VoiceOver support to enhance learning for visually impaired and blind students.
(April 2, 2013)

K-12 students set new record in national reading event
Read the Most from Coast to Coast unites students in shared reading practice challenge.
(March 4, 2013)

Renaissance Learning introduces Accelerated Math Live
Renaissance Learning announced the newest version of Accelerated Math, Accelerated Math Live, will be available for the 2013-14 school year.
(January 2, 2013)


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