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U of M startup Early Learning Labs, based on research from the College of Education and Human Development, has been acquired by Renaissance.

The acquisition adds early-learning and curriculum-based measurement tools to Renaissance’s services suite, according to a news release Monday. The Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc.-based Renaissance claims its tools are used in a third of U.S. schools and in over 80 countries. Founded in 1986, Renaissance is best known for Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math and STAR formative assessments for end-of-year state exams.

Early Learning Labs, founded in 2011, claims that over 12,500 schools nationwide use its myIGDIs platform to monitor 300,000 students.

Read the story in EdSurge.

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