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Renaissance &
the National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust has produced three independent reports into the impact of Renaissance Accelerated Reader on student’s reading habits. These reports both showed that students who use Accelerated Reader have more positive attitudes towards reading than their peers. In 2014, we partnered together to produce resources to engage football fans with reading during the World Cup.

Accelerated Reader and Young People’s Reading report

Accelerated Reader and Young People’s Reading is an independent report by Dr Christina Clark of the National Literacy Trust (NLT). It is based on findings from the NLT’s 2013 annual literacy survey, and follows a similar study in the previous year.

The survey asked 29,422 students questions about their attitudes towards reading and about their reading behaviour. This report compares the responses of those students who identified themselves as users of Accelerated Reader (AR) and those who did not.

Download the full report

Cover of the report from the National Literacy Trust report on Accelerated Reader and Young People's Reading

Poster for the NLT World Cup toolkit
Screenshot of NLT Fantasy Football resource

NLT World Cup Toolkit Resources

In partnership with the National Literacy Trust, Renaissance Learning has created a series of free print-friendly resources for your classroom. Download a series of posters featuring the star authors featured in the World Cup toolkit, and a fun fantasy football-themed resource for book characters.

Download these resources


“Children and young people who use AR tend to enjoy reading more, do it more often and think more positively about reading than their peers who do not use AR. They are also more likely to see a link between reading and their success.”

Dr Christina Clark
National Literacy Trust

More information about Accelerated Reader:

answers@renlearn.co.uk
renlearn.co.uk/ar
020 7184 4040