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Celebrating diversity on Accelerated Reader

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

Did you know that there are over 38,000 quizzes on Accelerated Reader?! That’s a lot of books to choose from! In this blog, we wanted to highlight some of our more recent favourite AR titles from authors of colour.

Remember the basics: part one of an assessment plan for back-to-school 2020

This is part one of a new blog series in which we help you out with a back-to-school assessment plan so you can be ready for the autumn term 2020!

The first student to see his own book on Accelerated Reader!

By Ruth Atkinson, Digital Media Executive

Oliver Lewis, a Year 10 student from North Wales, is the first student to see his own novel on Accelerated Reader!

What kind of analytics does a school or MAT leader need?

By Joshua Perry,

We asked Joshua Perry, education technology expert and entrepreneur, to write a series of blogs about analytics and assessment. This is the third instalment, which looks at the types of analytics that a school or MAT leader needs.

Coping with Covid-19 – How myON supports distance learning at Plumcroft Primary

By Margaret Allen, Strategic Education Manager

The coronavirus pandemic has forced schools to adapt quickly – and with little time to react to the decision to close schools to almost all students across the country, the pressure was on to find innovative and practical solutions. In this post, read about the approach taken by staff, students and parents at Plumcroft Primary School in Greenwich, south London.

Should we be assessing our students during this time of school closures?

By James Bell, Director of Professional Services

With schools closed but learning continuing, many school and school trust leaders have reached out to us to ask whether Star Assessments can be administered remotely. Here, our Director of Professional Services, James Bell, shares the reasons why schools wish to administer assessments during school closures and the things that should be considered.

What kind of analytics does a classroom teacher need?

By Joshua Perry,

We asked Joshua Perry, education technology expert and entrepreneur, to write a series of blogs about analytics and assessment. This is the second instalment, which looks at the types of analytics that a classroom teachers needs – and what they don’t.

Why bother with school analytics?

By Joshua Perry,

We asked Joshua Perry, education technology expert and entrepreneur, to write a series of blogs about analytics and assessment. This is the first instalment, which looks at the role analytics play in schools.

Engaging Families with Accelerated Reader and myON

By Ruth Atkinson, Digital Media Executive

This is part of our webinar series of blogs: covering topics that are particularly useful during the coronavirus pandemic while schools are closed and the vast majority of students and educators are working from home. This blog covers some key resources that you can share with your students and their families to help get everyone engaged with students’ reading progress.

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

By Lee Burkwood,

It’s Earth Day’s 50th anniversary! In this blog, Lee shares some some great fiction and non-fiction titles that are sure to get kids exploring issues around climate change and the Earth.


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