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Wireless Generation Acquires Intel-AssessLeading Ed Tech Innovator Buys Premier Assessment Content Firm (May 07, 2012)
BROOKLYN, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/07/12 -- Wireless Generation, a leading education innovator and producer of digital tools for educators nationwide, has acquired Intel-Assess, a six-year-old San Francisco, California-based company that helps school districts meet their instructional goals by providing well-researched, rigorous assessment content to drive student achievement. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
With the acquisition of Intel-Assess, a premier developer of custom and finished education content, Wireless Generation will significantly increase the number of assessment items and related tools available to complement its formative assessment platform. In addition, the acquisition will help Wireless Generation make available high quality assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards to customers in thousands of districts across the U.S.
Said Josh Reibel, Wireless Generation President and COO, "The high caliber assessment content Intel-Assess provides enhances the strength of the tools we've developed to help teachers gain an informative picture of student mastery of standards. Intel-Assess is a natural fit for Wireless Generation and I am confident it will be a key contributor to our ongoing success."
Jaime Goldfarb, Ph.D., Intel-Assess founder and President, said, "This partnership creates a powerful combination to further student achievement. Joining Wireless Generation enables us to work with even more districts, helping plan, design and build assessment programs that help districts achieve their instructional goals."
In addition to its respected custom assessment tools that drive instruction, Intel-Assess has won plaudits for its excellent portfolio of finished assessments (Quick Checks), as well as its blueprinting software for assessment creation, and its professional development guidance.
Since its launch more than a decade ago, Wireless Generation has continually developed groundbreaking tools for teachers to enhance math and literacy education. These include its mCLASS and Burst products, as well as its award-winning mCLASS Beacon enterprise assessment system for PreK-12 based on a Learning Map that enables teachers to see students' progress and make informed, personalized instructional choices. Along with these tools for the teachers, the company provides professional consulting on data use and school improvement and builds large-scale education data systems.
Adding the Intel-Assess assessment content provides an even greater array of educational tools to help teachers teach and help districts with instructional planning. The integration of these notable products from top education innovators, timed with schools' transition to the Common Core, provides educators with a tremendous opportunity to transform classroom learning.
Wireless Generation tools and services serve more than 200,000 teachers and three million school children around the United States. For more information, please visit www.wirelessgeneration.com.
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