FastBridge Learning Acquired by Leading Ed-Tech Company

FastBridge Learning, a research-driven assessment platform has been acquired by California-based Illuminate Education, a leading provider of education technology for grades K–12. Financial terms were not disclosed. FastBridge , founded in 2015, by researchers at the University of Minnesota, provides assessment tools and training for teachers of preschool through 12th-grade. Its tools screen, measure, and monitor their students’ progress in core academic competencies as well as create personalized plans to improve their students’ learnings. FastBridge Learning serves nearly 2 million educators and students across all 50 states across 45 states. Its Formative Assessment System for Teachers combines Curriculum-Based Measurement and Computer-Adaptive Testing for reading, math and social-emotional behavior. 

Illuminate Education is the leading provider of integrated K–12 technology systems. Its innovative tools work on instruction, assessment, and data analytics. The company aims to create an integrated platform where different K-12 key points like attendance, academics, assessments and behavior could be more easily accessed. The acquisition will combine FastBridge and Illuminate’s capabilities to provide effective formative assessments and assessment platforms, data that informs instruction to transform the way educators assess and address the learning needs of students and the ability for educators to build strong systems of support.

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