Instructure Acquires K12 Assessment and Analytics Company Certica Solutions

IBL News | New York

Instructure, the parent company of Canvas LMS, announced yesterday the acquisition of Certica Solutions—a U.S. software company specialized in K12 assessment and data analytics, and a longtime partner of Canvas and MasteryConnect. The purchase amount was not disclosed.

Wakefield, Massachusetts-based Certica brings the assessments that are both pre-built for teachers or that the teacher can build themselves with a ‘bank’ of assessment content.

A part of the acquired company is the analytics piece of Videri, the jewel of the crown of the acquired company. Videri integrates district data from multiple sources into one place. This data allows visualizing individual student needs, district trends, and at-risk students.

Over 1,500 districts use Certica’s solutions in the U.S., serving 12 million students.

“Joining the Instructure family will open doors to helping more students and educators find the value of a rigorous standards-aligned assessment program with rich analytics,” said Mark Rankovic, CEO of Certica Solutions.