Scholastic Acquired the A2i System for Literacy Instructional Assessment

IBL News | New York

The world’s leading publisher and distributor of children’s books Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL), announced this month the acquisition of Learning Ovations, the creator of A2i, for an undisclosed amount.

The A2i (“Assessment to Instruction”) system provides educators with easy-to-administer, data-driven guidance for instructional planning for both small-group and individualized learning in comprehension and decoding.

It’s backed by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Tier 1 evidence of efficacy.

“Carol Connor [creator of A2i] was a teachers’ teacher, dedicated both to helping every child learn to read – regardless of background, disadvantage, or learning challenge – and to supporting teachers with tools that are both deeply rigorous and easy to use,” said Rose Else-Mitchell, Executive Vice President and President of Scholastic Education Solutions.

The integration of Learning Ovations technology and the team will allow the New York-based 100 years old Scholastic to advance its literacy platform.