Tech & Learning’s Awards of Excellence Program Recognizes Three Renaissance Solutions

Renaissance’s Star Assessments, Freckle, and FastBridge offerings were all named winners in Tech & Learning’s annual awards program.

BLOOMINGTON, MN. (March 1, 2023) – Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, announces the company’s Star Assessments, FastBridge, and Freckle solutions were all named winners in Tech & Learning’s Awards of Excellence: Best of 2022 program in the Primary or Secondary categories. The annual awards program celebrates edtech that supports students, educators, and education professionals.

“It is an honor for not one or two, but for three of our solutions to be recognized,” said Todd Brekhus, Chief Product Officer at Renaissance. “Educators are at the heart of everything we do, and to receive this honor from the Tech & Learning team and leaders in the education space reaffirms our mission to accelerate learning for all, while providing the tools educators need to make a true difference.”

Valid and reliable assessment platforms, Star Assessments and FastBridge were both recognized for their ability to provide accurate and actionable data about student needs, risk levels, and growth, as well as measure intervention effectiveness. They also provide prescriptive recommendations for how to meet student needs with targeted instruction.

Teacher-led and student-paced, Freckle provides differentiated, highly engaging practice in mathematics and reading—ensuring students grow and develop foundational skills in both subjects.

Together, Star Assessments, FastBridge, and Freckle empower teachers to drive success for each student’s unique learning journey.

“Each year, the Awards of Excellence grow to include a more diverse range of products and companies,” said the awards’ editorial team at Tech & Learning. “With this being the case, judging and finding our winners becomes a tougher decision with each award. All our judging is performed by industry experts, meaning those who have impressed and won the award should be truly proud of their achievement. Well done from all of Tech & Learning.”

Tech & Learning’s panel of judges scored each nomination on ease-of-use, value, versatility, and utility. Nominations were divided into Primary, Secondary, and Higher Education categories.

Star Assessments, FastBridge, and Freckle all scored highly across the criteria and were named winners.

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About Renaissance

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% of US schools and more than a half 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). For more information, visit

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