Regarding numeracy, U.S. adults at each of the three recorded levels of education attainment had lower results than averages for the rest of the developed world. American adults ages 16-65 without a high school diploma had an average score of 204 points. U.S. adults who were high school graduates scored an average of 243. Finally, Americans with at least an associate’s degree averaged a numeracy score of 287 points. By comparison, the international averages at each level of education attainment were 237, 268, and 296 points, respectively.
A handful of ed-tech companies raised funds including literacy solutions provider ThinkCERCA, Chinese ed-tech platform Gaosi Education and higher education learning community Packback.
Two-thirds of administrators surveyed know about at least one of 14 open-educational curricula available today.
The company says it is determined to move from selling a “disconnected mix of products” to an “integrated, holistic experience.”
The acquisition of eSchoolData will give IO Education more traction in the Northeast and more product offerings, says IO’s CEO.
More than 200 school districts with an aggregate buying power of $2.3 billion in the ed-tech market have signed a pledge on interoperability.
Business executives are looking at ways that helping districts with data can boost schools’ ability to respond to requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
In this week’s dealmaking news, mathematics education company Carnegie Learning acquired Globaloria, a provider of computer science courses. Also, DIY computer kit provider Piper and Denmark-based Labster raised funds.
Berkshire Partners LLC has announced a capital partnership with Curriculum Associates, in a deal that will result in $200 million in donations going to a university and a Boston philanthropy.
As more schools and universities embrace online learning, cloud computing’s popularity is on the rise, according to a new report by Technavio.