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Behind the Scenes: Creating Quizzes for Accelerated Reader

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

Follow the journey of a book as it goes through the quizzing process!

Guest Blog: Richard Slade on Solving the Puzzle of Literacy Assessment

By Richard Slade, Head Teacher

With teacher workloads under pressure and the school’s budget being tighter now than ever before, the teaching landscape is tough. But, with software like Star Assessments, we have been able to take control of the reigns and help our students to reach their full potential. With bulletproof data, inspiring confidence in our students’ reading abilities and providing them with even more material to read than before, we are confident that we have developed the complete literacy solution at Plumcroft Primary School.

Renaissance Awards 2019

By Ruth Atkinson, Marketing Assistant

The last Friday in November is a big day in the Renaissance calendar. This year, the morning was spent erecting the stage, putting up banners, ironing the tablecloths, blowing up balloons, and making sure we had enough canapes… all in preparation for our annual Renaissance Awards ceremony!

Our favourite non-fiction of 2018-19

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

Looking for some non-fiction inspiration? Look no further. We’ve picked our favourite non-fiction that we quizzed in the 2018-19 academic year.

Guest Blog: Cathy Williams shares more of her story

By Cathy Williams, Director of Teaching and Learning

Part two of our guest blog from Cathy Williams, Director of Teaching and Learning at Schoolsworks MAT, as she continues the story of her trust-wide assessment journey.

Guest Blog: Cathy Williams, Director of Teaching and Learning, Schoolsworks MAT

By Cathy Williams, Director of Teaching and Learning

In this guest blog, Cathy shares her experiences as Director of Teaching and Learning at Schoolsworks and offers some advice to other MATs who might be facing similar challenges when addressing school assessment.

NEWS RELEASE: World-leading education technology firm Renaissance Learning launches in China

By Renaissance UK,

Our launch in China comes after three years spent understanding what would work best for Chinese customers and how to adapt products to best suit the Chinese education system. Read about our success in China so far, and what we plan on doing going forward.

Renaissance goes back to school!

By Alex Halcoussis, Editorial Assistant

With kids across the country starting or returning to school this week, here at Renaissance we thought we’d take a look back at some of the books we loved as children – and dig up our old school photos!

Bookbuzz 2019 quizzes are here!

By Lee Burkwood,

Summer holidays are over. While that’s always sad, there’s plenty to look forward to in the new school year. First up: new Bookbuzz books!

“On my retirement from Glebe School…”

By Ruth Atkinson, Marketing Assistant

Kim Bisson, an ex-school librarian and teaching assistant, was about to retire and had something to say to us before she left…


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