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Renaissance provides cloud-based assessment, teaching and learning programmes to over 40,000 schools across 60 countries
72 Million Renaissance Star Reading tests completed during the 2015-2016 school year
Renaissance Accelerated Reader offers personalised reading practice to more than 11,000,000 students of all ages and abilities across the world
Renaissance Star Reading: Computer-adaptive tests that incorporate learning progressions to bridge assessment and instruction.
Renaissance Accelerated Reader: A guided independent reading programme that motivates students to read for pleasure.
Renaissance English in a Flash: An accessible programme to help English language learners improve their vocabulary acquisition.
Renaissance Star Reading is a computer-adaptive assessment, using sophisticated item calibration and psychometrics to adjust dynamically to each child’s unique responses. The tests can be taken at any time throughout the year and as often as results are required.
Valid and reliable: Star Reading incorporates Core Progress™ learning progressions, an empirically validated description of how learning typically advances in reading.
Fast: You can screen your entire class in as little as 20 minutes to reveal which children need help to reach benchmarks and to group children by proficiency levels.
Actionable: Meet all your testing needs in one assessment, generating concise reports on screening, bench marking, child growth and progress monitoring to inform planning.
A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills.
Valuable data: Accelerated Reader gives teachers the information they need to monitor students’ reading practice and make informed decisions to guide their future learning. A comprehensive set of reports reveals how much a student has been reading, at what level of complexity, and how well they have understood what they have read.
Motivational quizzes: Because students receive regular feedback from Accelerated Reader, teachers and librarians are given many opportunities to praise students for their successes and discuss with them what they have been reading.
Appropriate challenge: Pupils develop reading skills most effectively when they read appropriately challenging books – difficult enough to keep them engaged but not so difficult that they become frustrated. This is their ‘Zone of Proximal Development’ (ZPD).
Extensive choice: Accelerated Reader gives students significantly greater choice in levelled books and quizzes than any comparable reading program.
Learn the way native speakers learn: Students learn vocabulary words first and then encounter them in short phrases, sentences, and dialogues.
Build academic vocabulary: Students engage multiple times with academic words used in context to support the content areas.
Develop listening skills: Students improve listening comprehension skills which supports reading comprehension.
"The support we have received from Renaissance has been outstanding: before, during and after the implementation process. All queries are always answered promptly and professionally by the support team, whether on email or online chat sessions.''
-Lusaka International Community School (LICS), Zambia
"Renaissance Star Reading tests are very useful to all teachers. Gifted and talented readers are easily identified for inclusion on enrichment programmes, whilst children at the other end of the scale are identified early on for intervention programmes."
- Lusaka International Community School (LICS), Zambia
"Accelerated Reader is incredibly popular – teachers love it because it creates an active reading culture across the school, the students are spurred on by the challenge of the quizzes, while parents love the immediate feedback and information they receive on what their children are reading.''
- Sonyia Jackson, Head of Enrichment and Extension, Wellington College International Shanghai
"Renaissance Accelerated Reader has proved to be an invaluable tool to motivate our students to foster a love for reading whilst ensuring that comprehension skills are regularly assessed and monitored by students and staff.''
- Vicky Martin, Vice Principal, GEMS Royal Dubai