April 18, 2014 3:05 PM ET


Company Overview of Renaissance Learning Inc.

Company Overview

Renaissance Learning, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides computer-based assessment technology and school improvement programs for pre-kindergarten through senior high schools and districts in the United States and internationally. Its educational software products cover various subject areas, such as reading, early literacy, mathematics, writing, vocabulary, and language acquisition. The company primarily offers Accelerated Reader, a personalized practice and daily progress-monitoring assessment software tool that provides information to ensure reading success and inform instruction. It also offers reading products, including STAR Reading, STAR Early Literacy, and Successful Read...

2911 Peach Street

PO Box 8036

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8036

United States

Founded in 1986

893 Employees





Key Executives for Renaissance Learning Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 54
President and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 58
Senior Vice President of Educational Products
Age: 48
Senior Vice President of Urban Accounts
Senior Vice President of State & Federal Programs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Renaissance Learning Inc. Key Developments

Renaissance Learning Integrates its Accelerated Reader Software with Capstone

Renaissance Learning announced the integration of its Accelerated Reader software with publishing partner Capstone. According to the company, the integration will enable educators to link Accelerated Reader Quizzes to two of Capstone's digital products, Capstone Interactive e-Books and myON, which cumulatively include more than 7,000 interactive e-Books.

Renaissance Learning Inc. Introduces Accelerated Math Live

Renaissance Learning Inc. announced the newest version of Accelerated Math--the most widely used math program in K12 schools. The new Accelerated Math Live will be available for the 2013-2014 school year. At the heart of Accelerated Math Live is the Core Progress learning progression. New content has been built from the ground up specifically designed to meet the spirit and intent of the Common Core State Standards, with new content libraries from kindergarten through high school. Custom content also aligns to state standards, including the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) test. With Accelerated Math Live's new online program, students can view and answer math problems using computers, laptops, or touch-screen tablets--or use paper and pencil. Working online, students' work is scored instantly, and teachers can monitor progress and guide instruction more quickly than ever.

Renaissance Learning Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Renaissance Learning Inc. announced that John J. Lynch, Jr. has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective November 5, 2012. He will succeed Glenn James, who by mutual agreement with the company's Board of Directors has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Renaissance Learning's President and Chief Operating Officer, Steve Schmidt, will serve as interim CEO until Mr. Lynch joins the company. Mr. Lynch has over 20 years of management experience in the software and information industry. Most recently, Mr. Lynch was a member of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer.

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