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AR quizzes for the World Book Day books are live!

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

We are delighted to announce that all twelve of the £1 World Book Day 2019 books – plus one which is only available in Ireland – are now available to quiz on Accelerated Reader. Find the quiz information in this blog!

What Kids Are Reading 2019 – The Big Launch!

By Ruth Atkinson, Marketing Assistant

Now in its eleventh year, our annual What Kids Are Reading report is worth making a big deal out of!

Renaissance announced as Education Resource Awards finalist

By Renaissance UK,

Renaissance is pleased to be shortlisted in the ‘Supplier of the Year’ category at the Education Resource Awards 2019. Now in its 19th year, the awards ceremony which is organised in association with BESA, is well established in celebrating the outstanding success of suppliers and teaching professionals in the UK.

Guest Blog: Bringing clarity and reality to school assessments

By Simon Pritchard, Headteacher

Like many schools, when levels were removed from primary assessment, we thought that the adoption of ‘Emerging, Developing and Secure’ would give us a solid way of assessing and measuring learning progression.

WKAR Quiz Writers’ Choice Award nominees for 2019!

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

Here at Renaissance, we’re getting excited for next week’s launch of our annual What Kids Are Reading report!

LGBT History Month

By Alex Halcoussis, Editorial Assistant

This February marks LGBT History Month. To celebrate, we’ve picked out some great fiction and non-fiction books for all interest levels that are sure to get kids exploring LGBT history and issues.

Dear Data…. this is not goodbye

By Gary Alexander, Deputy Head Teacher

In this guest post, the Deputy Head Teacher of Battle & Langton Primary School, Gary Alexander, shares his initial thoughts on Ofsted’s recently-published consultation paper on the proposed new inspection framework. In particular, he looks at the implications for assessment and data collection.

Intent, implementation, impact – how can Star Assessments and Accelerated Reader help with the proposed new Ofsted framework?

By Margaret Allen, Strategic Education Manager

If you’re connected to the world of British education in any way, you’ll have heard about the new Ofsted framework, which was released in a first-draft form on in January 2019, left open for consultation until April 2019, and released in its final form in May 2019. In this blog post, our in-house education expert Margaret Allen shares how Renaissance solutions can help you get ready for September…

School Library Pack 2019

By Alex Halcoussis, Editorial Assistant

BookTrust’s free School Library Pack, funded partly by Arts Council England, contains forty books – and 39 of them have AR quizzes! This blog tells you more about the School Library Pack and our take on the books inside.

Season’s Readings!

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

The countdown to Christmas has begun and, as ever, we’d like to share with you some of our favourite Christmas reads with recently published quizzes, to get your students in the mood for their upcoming break. We are feeling very festive here in the Renaissance office; check out some of the Content team sporting our cheesy […]


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