Bloomington, MN (September 13, 2022) – Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, is excited to announce the winners of the “Shine a Light on Bilingualism” K–12 student art contest to celebrate Hispanic culture and Spanish-English biliteracy.
The winners, chosen by Renaissance’s RAICES (Respectfully Amplify the Impact of our Culture to Empower and Succeed) employee resource group and Biliteracy Advisory Council, are “Me-et the Hispanic Heritage” by Lenox (grade 3), “Under the Basilica” by Ananya (grade 8), and “Fusion” by Gabriela (grade 10). The student artwork provides a creative depiction of Hispanic culture and bilingualism and will be featured during Renaissance’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
National Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place between September 15 and October 15, recognizes and honors the cultures, language, and influence of both Hispanic and Latino Americans. Throughout the month Renaissance will highlight how it supports bilingual students and the development of biliteracy through new products and enhancements.
For Back-to-School 2022, Renaissance released Star CBM Lectura, an authentic literacy assessment in Spanish for grades K–6. With Star CBM Lectura, teachers gain actionable insights and data that inform instructional decisions to help guide their students toward reading success in Spanish.
“Renaissance understands that all students bring assets to their literacy journey,” said Doris Chávez-Linville, Director of Linguistic and Culturally Diverse Innovation at Renaissance. “Providing an assessment designed from the ground up in Spanish to assess the way Spanish literacy develops is a testimony to our commitment to uplifting emergent bilinguals.”
Renaissance recognizes students’ variety of language backgrounds and provides assessments, practice, and instructional tools in addition to Star CBM Lectura that support emergent bilinguals. Educators can learn more about how Renaissance products support their emergent bilinguals by visiting the Inspiring Emergent Bilinguals webpage.
For more information about Renaissance, visit www.renaissance.com.
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 reach more than 40 percent of US schools and more than half a million students in other regions across the world. Our portfolio includes solutions for assessment (Star Assessments, Star Phonics, myIGDIs for Preschool, FastBridge, DnA, and SchoolCity); practice (Accelerated Reader, myON, Freckle, and Lalilo); data-driven insights (eduCLIMBER and Schoolzilla); and teacher-facilitated instructional delivery (Nearpod).
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