Home to educational assessment pioneers including ACT and Pearson, ICR is a national leader in the education technology and services sector. Over the past few decades, startups in this cluster have flourished in the region including LeepFrog Technologies, Pear Deck, HLT, and College Raptor. This growing industry segment is supported by talent at the University of Iowa and access to our legacy industries.
Pioneers in Educational Assessment
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Educational Support Services is 9 times more concentrated in ICR IOWA than average.
The number of Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools is 2 times more concentrated in ICR IOWA than average.
Apprenticeship Training is twice as concentrated in ICR than average.
A national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years research.
Provides side-by-side comparisons of estimated financial aid packages along with simplified campus match scores and admission changes for families and students selecting colleges.
HLT uses today’s latest technology to deliver engaging study apps for students of all types.
A company that builds catalog, curriculum and section scheduling management software for higher education institutions.
Brings interactive, engaging slide presentations to classrooms for real-time formative assessments, discussions and enhanced understanding.
Pearson partners with educators to develop new personalized ways of learning through effective, scalable assessments that measure 21st century skills and inform instruction for all learners.
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Partners with colleges and nonprofit organizations to help them enroll their classes, graduate their students, and engage their donors.
Stamats offers a comprehensive array of innovative products for higher education marketing.
Institutions that support this sector
Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment
Pursues research-based initiatives that lead to advancements in the methodology and practice of educational measurement and assessment. The University of Iowa has a long tradition and international reputation in the field of educational measurement.
Center for Evaluation and Assessment
The University of Iowa College of Education conducts multiple forms of program evaluation in collaboration with colleges, universities, and school systems throughout the United States. Program evaluators do formative and summative work, utilizing a variety of methodologies to meet the needs of project stakeholders.