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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.

Top tips for achieving Model and Master Class Certification… from teachers and librarians who have done so

By Lauren Shapiro, Senior Programme Manager

We are fast approaching an exciting time of year for many schools using AR, and in the Renaissance Learning office. Schools begin to meet eligibility for Renaissance Certification 12 weeks into the school year. But what is Certification and how can you achieve it for your classes?

Renaissance Learning MD interviewed in Peirene Press newspaper

The latest edition of the Peirene Press newspaper carries an interview with Dirk Foch, our Managing Director. The newspaper is an annual publication from Peirene Press featuring commentary on European literature and translation.

Developing high-quality reading practice quizzes for Accelerated Reader

By Cecelia Powell, Managing Editor

Accelerated Reader quizzes are fun, and students are motivated by seeing their success. But what makes a good quiz and how do we go about producing them?

Renaissance Learning takes delivery of two BookBenches

We are very pleased to have taken delivery of two BookBenches. Part of the Books about Town initiative, the benches had previously been on display in Central London locations at St Paul’s Cathedral and Greenwich Park. The National Literacy Trust (NLT) collaborated with Wild in Art to place 50 book-themed benches around London over the […]

New assessment criteria: What is Ofsted looking for?

By Richard Hubbard, Curriculum and Product Advisor

In his speech on the 15th January 2014, Sir Michael Wilshaw HMCI gave this insight for schools: Inspectors will … want to see how well schools are responding to changes to the national curriculum from September [2014]. Every headteacher should be asking themselves the sort of questions that we will be asking when we inspect […]

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