Utah is seeking a new assessment vendor after too many glitches in this year’s summative testing season, while Pearson landed a major contract in Tennessee and New Mexico is in the market for an assessment vendor, too.
The two organizations have created a MAP Accelerator platform that will be piloted with 150,000 students in math for the 2019-20 school year.
Nearly half of Chicago teachers say they do not have curriculum available in the subject they teach. The Curriculum Equity Initiative, with a new curriculum, assessments, and data analytics, is the district’s response.
Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates, assesses the K-12 marketplace of the future, while marking a major milestone at his company.
Kahoot! has acquired two companies in one week, while Labster raised $21 million in a Series B round, Scholastic purchased a major stake in Make Believe Ideas in the U.K., College Board and MetaMetrics announced a partnership, and Wah Fu Education Group raised nearly $6 million in an IPO.
The Metro Nashville district and Baltimore City schools are in the market for student assessment platforms, while a district in New York needs special education services.
A Texas district hopes to purchase Chromebooks, while a Mississippi district is requesting a web-based assessment program for ELA and math courses.
The Jersey City, N.J. district wants an assessment management platform and Bridgeton, N.J. schools need hardware, while the Green Bay, Wis. district is seeking after-school programs.
Renaissance has acquired Early Learning Labs, while Nearpod will acquire Flocabulary and Instructure is purchasing MasteryConnect.
Two acquisitions–Weld North Education of Assessment Technology, and Allovue of Equiday–top our news, which includes LearnPlatform’s expansion and funding for Move This World.