Star Reading Success Stories
Manor Leas Junior Academy, Hykeham Rd, Lincoln
Manor Leas Junior Academy is a large Junior (KS2 only) school in Lincoln. We aim to provide our pupils with an innovative curriculum which uses technology and real-life topics to engage pupils in their learning. We recently became a Master School, an award celebrating best practice best-practices in reading engagement. We are happy to share our experience of assessing pupil progress with other schools.
River Beach Primary School, Littlehampton, West Sussex, England
River Beach Primary School is based in West Sussex and has approximately 720 pupils on roll and cater for children from nursery through to Year 6. Their motto is "Every Child, Every Chance, and Every Day" and this motto is clearly respected in their journey with monitoring progress for each pupil through individualised and personalised testing and reporting. Joe Neale, English Subject Leader at River Beach Primary, takes us through their journey of monitoring progress and growth with Accelerated Reder and Star Assessments.
Elan English Learning Centres, China
Students from Elan English Learning Centres in China, are enjoying the professional learning program from the school, boosted by Renaissance. Having implemented Accelerated Reader in 2013, they have found improved literacy standards, with the wider benefits this entails on vocabulary, grammar etc.
River Beach Primary, Littlehampton, West Sussex, England
Joe Neale, English Subject Leader at River Beach Primary School talks about how Accelerated Reader has made a real impact on pupil progression in his school, and also shares the start of his journey on delving deeper into Star Reading and key findings he is making along the way.
Battle & Langton CE Primary School, Battle, England
Gary Alexander, Deputy Head Teacher at Battle & Langton Primary, takes us through his journey of assessment without levels. He speaks about how Star was trialled with Year 3 and Year 5 pupils in his school and how they journeyed on to predicting their pupils SATs results with Star Assessments.
The Boulevard Academy, Kingston, Humberside
The Boulevard Academy have used Star Assessments for reading and maths as their primary means of assessing progress and attainment since the school opened in 2013. The school focuses heavily on literacy and numeracy, with their main goal in KS3 being for all students to achieve proficiency in these areas in preparation for the GCSE curriculum. Chris Navier and Adele Elliott share how Star enables the school to do this.
Part of the story: ‘Master School’ using Renaissance Star Assessments to precisely establish reading progress
Wolsingham School, Wolsingham, County Durham
Wolsingham School are making use of STAR Reading to closely assess student progress and identify those in need of support, and are seeing drastic improvements in student reading age and GCSE results.