Elsevier Acquires Performance-Based Assessment Provider Authess

edsurge | March 15, 2020

Authess, a Boston-based developer of an assessment platform used by students, educators and employers, has been acquired by Elsevier, the academic and research publishing platform best known for its subscription journals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in the press release. Founded in 2015, Authess offers a platform for companies and educational institutions to create problem-based assessments that it says can better gauge skills and competencies than multiple-choice tests. Its clients have included Jigsaw Academy, an online education platform for data science, the New England College of Business and Southern New Hampshire University. The company has raised more than $2 million in venture capital, and was a graduate from LearnLaunch, the Boston-based education technology accelerator program.

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