DreamBox Learning acquires edtech company Reading Plus

DreamBox Learning, which is backed by TPG's The Rise Fund, has acquired Reading Plus, an evidence-based online reading program for grades 3-12.

DreamBox Learning, which is backed by TPG’s The Rise Fund, has acquired Reading Plus, an evidence-based online reading program for grades 3-12. No financial terms were disclosed.

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BELLEVUE, Wash. — August 17, 2021 — DreamBox Learning, the leading education technology provider that in 2006 pioneered intelligent adaptive learning, today announced it has finalized the acquisition of Reading Plus, an evidence-based online reading program for grades 3-12. Through this acquisition, DreamBox expands its reach into the English Language Arts (ELA) market.

As recent NWEA research shows students achieved lower-than-typical learning gains in reading and mathematics in the 2020-21 school year, the need for proven-effective education technology is paramount. DreamBox now offers schools the only dual-discipline solution rated “Strong” by Johns Hopkins’ EvidenceforESSA.org in both mathematics and reading.

“Students are returning to school this year with more diverse learning needs than ever before and their teachers have less insight into the gaps that may exist in their students’ learning,” said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President and CEO of DreamBox Learning. “With DreamBox, educators can now access proven-effective, personalized learning solutions in both mathematics and reading that leverage embedded formative assessment data to provide truly adaptive instruction and accelerate learning for all students.”

This acquisition comes as DreamBox continues to experience strong momentum, which is further validation of its winning strategy: best-of-breed dual-discipline solution, embedded formative assessment, robust data and analytics capabilities, and value-added services.
Additionally, in the last three months, the company has introduced Lesson Recommendations, a new enhanced feature designed to help educators differentiate and customize instructional strategies, appointed several new key executives to its leadership bench, and announced an expansion into the K-12 ELA market with the acquisitions of Reading Plus and Squiggle Park, a K-2 reading solution designed to help students gain proficiency in early literacy.

To learn more about DreamBox, visit https://link.edgepilot.com/s/0da66b8c/16O5u3WlIkic5eE8gC2YkQ?u=https://www.dreambox.com/.

About DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning, founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington, is the only K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. DreamBox dynamically adapts and differentiates in real time based not only on students’ answers, but also on how they solve problems. Along with actionable reporting and tools that empower differentiation for all learners, DreamBox gives teachers content-specific professional development and provides administrators with insights about how all students are progressing. The company’s pioneering platform has won more than 40 top education and technology industry awards and is used by 200,000 teachers and nearly 5 million students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and throughout Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit https://link.edgepilot.com/s/d2002a2e/8WO6iIqOFU6aLBAbyDR0iQ?u=http://www.dreambox.com/.

About Reading Plus
Reading Plus is an evidence-based, online program that provides personalized instruction and intervention for students, improving reading proficiency by 2.5 grade levels in a single school year. The adaptive literacy program develops fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary, while also measuring student motivation. It supports students with diverse needs, including multilingual learners, students who qualify for special education services, RTI/MTSS Tiers 1–3, and advanced readers. Reading Plus provides educators with an easy-to-use management and reporting system, extensive resources to guide differentiated instruction, professional development, and highly rated customer support. Used in more than 7,800 schools, the Reading Plus program is helping over 1 million students become confident, lifelong readers. For more information, visit https://link.edgepilot.com/s/ac9a03d9/FmOcjso45U2dxYtspn9wfg?u=http://www.readingplus.com/.