Instructure today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Certica Solutions, an industry leader in K12 assessment and analysis, and a long-time partner of Canvas and MasteryConnect. With this acquisition, Instructure will provide the complete and open set of tools educators need to improve student outcomes by bringing together a learning management system, an assessment management system, assessment content and data analytics in a streamlined K12 learning experience.
âThis year in reverse has only underscored how important it is to know whether our students are learning, whether they are being taught in the classroom or online,” said Steve Daly, CEO of Instructure. âWelcoming Certica to the Instructure family will support educators by combining our assessment platform with smarter, standards-based assessments, assessment item banks and powerful analytics allowing educators to personalize learning. for each student. “
Certica pioneered K12 assessment by creating a high-impact, standards-aligned article bank content program, predictive benchmark assessment, rigorous formative assessment, and out-of-the-box analytics to provide educators the most immediate, the most accessible and the most usable data. the classroom.
As part of this acquisition, Instructure adds to its Certica’s Videri learning platform, a powerful K12 analytics solution that integrates district data from multiple sources in one place, making data more actionable at the moment. . The result is immediately actionable data presented with rich visualizations to help educators meet individual student needs, reveal district trends, and identify at-risk students earlier.
More than 1,500 districts use Certica solutions in the United States, improving the learning experience for more than 12 million students.
âWe have maintained a mission to help educators drive student improvement in the most effective and meaningful way,â said Mark Rankovic, CEO of Certica Solutions. âJoining the Instructure family will open doors to help more students and educators discover the value of a rigorous standards-aligned assessment program with rich analytics. “
Rather than being driven by large administrative systems, the Canvas learning platform is the first platform designed specifically to amplify the power of teaching and maximize learning. Instructure is committed to providing educators with high-quality benchmark assessments and innovative formative assessments to complement or replace traditional summative assessments that provide limited benefits to students.
The Ocean Springs School District in Mississippi is one of hundreds of districts using Certica’s CASE assessments to improve students’ academic skills.
âThere aren’t many assessment programs that really meet the content needs of our students,â said Christopher Williams, Sr., Ph.D., assistant superintendent of the Ocean Springs School District. âUsing the CASE assessments, we have seen in one year an increase of at least 10% in the number of students achieving proficient and advanced grades on the state assessment. The acquisition is expected to be finalized before the end of the calendar year.
Instructure helps people grow from the first day of school to the last day of work. Over 30 million people use the Canvas learning management platform for schools and the Bridge employee development platform for businesses. Learn more at www.instructure.com.
About Certica Solutions
Certica is dedicated to advancing academic progress and equity in education through measurable improvements in student outcomes. Certica’s data analysis, assessment and management solutions provide a foundation for standards-based learning and assessment, as well as teacher data mastery. Certica serves over 1,500 K-12 school districts and many charter school organizations and educational service agencies. Learn more at www.certicasolutions.com.