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Vice President - Psychometrics, Research, & Learning Sciences (PRLS) in Minneapolis, MN

Renaissance Learning

Minneapolis, MN 55420
6w ago


Education Administration


15+ years

Job Description

Job Description


Founded in 1986, Renaissance® is a global EdTech leader providing cloud-based assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. Our solutions provide educators with the insights and resources they need to accelerate growth and help every student be their most amazing self. Today, Renaissance solutions are used in one-third of US schools and in more than 90 countries worldwide.

The Renaissance mission is at the heart of everything we do:

"To accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide."

As the leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, Renaissance occupies a unique space in education due to our scale, current footprint, and distribution. We offer market-leading and educator-friendly products with strong customer loyalty, high product usage, and high NPS scores. Over 49,000 schools and 17 million stude

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Valid through: 2020-2-25

About Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning, Inc. (Renaissance) is a software and learning analytics company that makes cloud-based, K–12 educational software. Renaissance employs about 950 employees in nine U.S. cities and subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Renaissance’s products are used in U.S. schools and more than 60 countries around the world.[citation needed] Accelerated Reader, the companys flagship product, was created in 1985 by Judith and Terrance Paul, who founded the company in 1986 under the name "Advantage Learning Systems". Terrance, a lawyer and businessman, and Judith, a homemaker with a degree in elementary education, though she never taught school, began their software business in 1986 from the basement of their home in Port Edwards, Wisconsin. The companys name changed to "Renaissance Learning, Inc." in 2001. In August 2011, the company was sold to Permira, a European private equity firm, for a reported $455 million. In early 2014, CapitalG (formerly Google Capital) made a $40 million investment in the company at a $1 billion valuation. Later in 2014, Renaissance was sold to Hellman & Friedman for $1.1 billion. In 2016, Renaissance rebranded and dropped “Learning” from their name. Accelerated Reader, the companys flagship software, is "reading management software". It determines whether a student has read a book through comprehension quizzes and is computer-scored. Educators collaborate with students to set personalized reading practice goals based on their reading level. Students select books within their reading range, read independently, and then take short, computerized comprehension quizzes. After each quiz, educators and students are able to see progress toward reading goals.
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