We do what is right, communicate openly and honestly, and uphold the highest standards of integrity and trust.
We are at our best when we embrace diverse styles and ideas, care for others, and work collaboratively towards a common goal.
We set high standards for ourselves, take calculated risks to drive innovation, and deliver excellent work.
We own our goals and do what we say we will do. We deliver value for the business through financial discipline.
We believe that everyone can grow—our people, our students, our educators, and our business.
As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. Renaissance solutions are used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; and Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement.
At Renaissance our mission is, “To accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.” Inherent in a mission that strives to serve “all children and adults” is the need to recognize the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our culture, in our work, and in our products. That is why our DEI mission is, “Accelerate learning for all by building a Renaissance for all.”
In 2020, Renaissance began to reckon with the impact systemic racism has on our communities, our employees, and our customers. Being passive in opposition to racism was no longer an option and did not align with our company values or mission. It also began to publicly prompt difficult questions – How representative is our team of the districts and students that we serve? What voices may be missing from important conversations? What voices may be here at Renaissance already but aren’t being heard?
As Chris Bauleke recently reminded all employees:
“… Black Lives Matter at Renaissance and to me. As a company, we still have a lot of work to do to build a truly inclusive culture. And that work will continue to challenge us.
In the meantime, our company values can help guide each of us. At Renaissance, we believe that doing what is right and communicating openly with one another – to Trust Each Other – is foundational to supporting inclusion and equity at Renaissance and across the communities we serve. We also recognize that we come to these conversations with different lived experiences and there will no doubt be some growing pains, and perhaps even conflict, as we learn to navigate these topics and conversations – as we Grow and Evolve – together.”