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from Muskegon Catholic Central
PowerSchool Acquires Interactive Achievement, Provider of Assessment Solutions
We've just received notice from the MAISD that PowerSchool has acquired Interactive Achievement, a provider of student assessment solutions. Integration of their assessments within PowerSchool should provide a real benefit to teachers.
Here's an excerpt from PowerSchool's press release...
"PowerSchool Group LLC has announced the acquisition of Interactive Achievement (IA), a leading provider of award-winning standards based instructional assessment and analytical solutions for school districts that allow administrators and teachers to deliver measurable improvements in student performance.
Interactive Achievement was founded by educators in 2006 for the purpose of delivering improved assessment and reporting tools that help enable students and teachers achieve success in the classroom. As a result, IA’s team of educators created the Assessment Management Solution (AMS) and Longitudinal Data Solution (LDS), allowing educators to deliver personalized curriculum and assessments in order to make data-driven decisions to raise student achievement. Interactive Achievement has the most technologically advanced assessment creation and delivery capabilities, offering proven internal and third-party content, allowing educators to deliver assessments that can be personalized or aligned with state longitudinal test standards. IA’s Assessment and Analytics solutions are used in classrooms across 13 U.S. states, including nearly all Virginia public schools.
Interactive Achievement's goals are to:
- Help students celebrate their accomplishments and identify areas where they need more instruction
- Empower teachers to set achievement goals for themselves, their students, and their classes, and monitor progress
- Visualize data for school leaders to see how schools are progressing comprehensively and at a granular level"