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What do we mean when we talk about assessment?

By Dirk Foch, Managing Director

Over two years have passed since Levels were removed from the National Curriculum. The Commission on Assessment without Levels recently published their recommendations, and placed a great deal of emphasis on the importance of in-school formative and summative assessment. But what do we mean when we talk about assessment?

14 million quizzes, 3 million assessments, and counting!

As schools in England and Wales begin to join those in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland on their summer holidays, it’s a good opportunity to look back on the past year at Renaissance Learning.

Renaissance News – Summer 2015

By Dirk Foch, Managing Director

Customers in England will be receiving the Summer 2015 edition of Renaissance News this week. Those in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland will have theirs in time for the start of the new school year.

‘Out of Norm’ comic strip competition winner announced

Congratulations to Giselle Pinot at Bablake School, who has beaten off stiff competition to win the ‘Out of Norm’ comic strip challenge.

Record broken in Quizzing for Nepal fundraiser

Students in 2,746 schools across the UK and Ireland took Accelerated Reader quizzes on Friday 1st May as part of the Quizzing for Nepal fundraiser. Between them, they took 96,993 AR quizzes – a record number of quizzes taken in a single day.

Quizzing for Nepal – Friday 1st May

Help us to raise £1,000 for the Nepal earthquake relief fund and you could win £1,000 worth of books for your school!

Ransom at 20

It’s the 20th anniversary for @ransombooks! To celebrate, they are offering 30% off their AR book packs. But which quizzes on Ransom books are the most popular?

Renaissance News – Spring 2015

By Dirk Foch, Managing Director

I am very pleased to introduce the latest edition of Renaissance News – our printed newsletter that is being sent to all of our customers this week.

My journey from an AR quiz writer to a published author

By Beverly Sanford, Quiz Writer

Beverly Sanford has been a Quiz Writer for Renaissance Learning since 2007. She shares her experience of going from writing quizzes to writing books.

Renaissance Learning at the Education Show 2015

We are exhibiting at the Education Show 2015, 19th – 21st March, at the NEC Birmingham. In addition to a stand, we are providing Literacy, Numeracy and Assessment sessions.

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