Accelerated Reader Success Stories
St. John's CE Primary School, Walsall, West Midlands
With the help of Renaissance Accelerated Reader, St. John's CE Primary School in Walsall have seen a boost in reading motivation, and improvement in children's capacity to read independently and select books appropriate for their age and ability.
The Michaelston and Glyn Derw High School Federation, Cardiff
Before federating with Michaelston Community College in 2015, Glyn Derw High School implemented Renaissance Accelerated Reader™in 2014 with years 7, 8 and 9, having seen another school in Cardiff achieve impressive results with the programme. The school was recognised as one of the highest achieving schools using Accelerated Reader™ at the 2016 Renaissance Awards: Maria Dell, Librarian, describes the impact on reading in school that the programme has brought about.
‘Children are more likely to become lifelong readers now’, two months after implementing Renaissance Accelerated Reader
White Rose Primary School, New Tredegar, Gwent
Having brought on Accelerated Reader as part of the Caerphilly Reading Project, White Rose Primary have seen immediate improvements in reading engagement, particularly among boys.
‘Renaissance Accelerated Reader is the most motivational reading programme I have seen in almost 30 years of teaching’
St Joseph's Primary School, County Armagh
St Joseph's Primary School, based in Armagh, have witnessed extraordinary progress and unprecedented engagement with reading. Paud Loughran, Principal, outlines how the programme has complimented the school's outlook on reading, and shares how the school motivates their children to read.
Cliftonville Primary School, Margate, Kent
Cliftonville Primary School, based in Kent, have found Accelerated Reader a useful tool in guiding and monitoring independent reading. As well as Years 3-6, the school also implements the programme with select students from Years 1 & 2
Cardiff High School, Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff High School, which was found to be the top performing secondary school in Wales in 2016, has seen Accelerated Reader have a dramatic impact on literacy across the school.
Ormiston Primary School, Tranent, East Lothian
Having implemented Accelerated Reader Helen Gardyne, Head Teacher, believes it has had a dramatic impact on reading engagement and comprehension.
St. Illtyd's Primary School, Swansea, West Glamorgan
After introducing Renaissance Accelerated Reader, children at St. Illtyd's Primary School are more motivated to read than ever.
Cranleigh Preparatory School, Cranleigh, Surrey
Using Renaissance Accelerated Reader since September 2015, Cranleigh Preparatory School has seen a large impact on reading across the ability spectrum.
Mill Chase Academy, Bordon, Hampshire
Mill Chase Academy is a secondary school in Hampshire in its fourth year of using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading. Dominic Carney, the school's library practitioner, believes the programmes have enabled the school to closely track reading age and progress, while empowering the library.