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Professional development sessions and much more at the BETT Show 2015

Renaissance Learning will be exhibiting at the BETT Show, which runs from Wednesday 21st to Saturday 24th January 2015. In addition to our exhibition stand, we will be hosting a programme of free training and professional development sessions, each lasting around 30 minutes, in our dedicated Gallery Suite seminar room.

Mini AR-style quizzes on books by World Book Day 2015 authors at takethequiz.co.uk

For the second year running, students will be able to take mini AR-style quizzes on the World Book Day £1 books. In addition, two of the authors will be featured each week in a series of ‘quizzing weeks,’ leading up to World Book Day itself, giving students the chance to take quizzes on up to three popular books by each of the featured authors.

CILIP Update magazine features innovative library initiatives at The Boulevard Academy

The latest edition of CILIP Update, the magazine for members of the professional body for librarians, carries an in-depth article about the reading initiatives at The Boulevard Academy in Hull. The principal, Andy Grace, has structured the curriculum firmly around literacy and numeracy, using Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Maths.

Hazlegrove hits 150,000,000 word target with Accelerated Reader

Students at Hazlegrove met their ambitious 150,000,000 word target with Accelerated Reader, having read 4,072 books between them in the Autumn term. Over 50 students read over a million words each during the course of the term.

Quizzing books to interest every reader

By Cecelia Powell, Managing Editor

Accelerated Reader is used by boys and girls from Year 1 to Year 13. With such a range of students, and with so many different tastes to appeal to, how do we ensure that we produce quizzes on books that interest every reader?

Surrey schools study impact of effective pedagogy on Accelerated Reader

A partnership of schools in Surrey has conducted a study into the development of effective reading schemes, finding that effective pedagogy is key to the successful implementation of Accelerated Reader.

Planning an effective data team meeting

By Lauren Shapiro, Senior Programme Manager

“Weighing the pig doesn’t make it fatter,” the saying goes. That’s why we strongly recommend regular data team meetings as an essential part of the learning cycle. The goal of a data team meeting is to decide how to respond to students’ assessment results. From my experience working closely with schools who use Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Maths, I have seen that the schools making the greatest gains in student progress are the ones where assessments are followed by effective data team meetings.

Renaissance Learning to exhibit and host seminar programme at the Bett Show 2015

We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Bett Show from 21st – 24th January 2015. In addition to our stand, we will be hosting a series of seminars and one-on-one sessions in our dedicated Gallery Suite room during the show.

Leading author GP Taylor cites AR as best scheme to turn children into readers

GP Taylor, the best-selling author of Shadowmancer, Wormwood and Tersias, has cited Accelerated Reader as the ‘best’ reading programme for students.

NLT research shows positive impact of AR on students’ reading habits

In the second report of its kind, independent research from the National Literacy Trust has shown that students who use Accelerated Reader have more positive attitudes towards reading than their peers.

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