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Education Minister cites new STAR Assessments in speech about improving teaching

In a speech to Reform on new freedoms for teachers over materials, assessment and professional development, Education Minister Elizabeth Truss cites two schools currently trialling new STAR Assessments. The minister quoted a speech by Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw at the North of England Education Conference to set the scene: [We] expect every school to […]

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. Renaissance Learning, an assessment and learning analytics company with a presence in thousands of schools worldwide, announced a minority investment from Google Capital at a company valuation of $1 billion. Google Capital was […]

Accelerated Reader user given Literacy Hero accolade at Clarence House

When Learning Resources Manager Julie Carss heard that the National Literacy Trust was searching for Literacy Heroes, she knew that nobody deserved the award more than one of her students, Lisa Li. Lisa’s passion for reading and positive attitude towards learning meant that she had made over four years’ progress in reading within a single […]

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