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If you like this – try this!

We know that book recommendations can be tricky. So we’ve come up with series similar to your students’ favourites to keep them hooked on reading!

Accelerated Reader for struggling readers

Reading can be a struggle for many children. In this blog, we highlight some books and series perfect for encouraging struggling readers to get stuck in to a book along with their classmates!

Developing a Trust-wide reading strategy (with Accelerated Reader)

By Gary Hillyard, Assistant Headteacher

In this guest post, Gary Hillyard talks about his Trust-wide reading strategy and why they’ve evolved the use of Accelerated Reader beyond small intervention programmes to become the backbone of reading in all the Trust’s schools.

So… why is ‘Mr Greedy’ as hard to read as ‘Of Mice and Men’?

In this blog post, we explain Accelerated Reader book levels, how they’re decided, and why they sometimes seem surprising!

AR quizzes for the World Book Day books are live!

We are delighted to announce that all twelve of the £1 World Book Day 2019 books – plus one which is only available in Ireland – are now available to quiz on Accelerated Reader. Find the quiz information in this blog!

What Kids Are Reading 2019 – The Big Launch!

Now in its eleventh year, our annual What Kids Are Reading report is worth making a big deal out of!

Guest Blog: Bringing clarity and reality to school assessments

By Simon Pritchard, Headteacher

Like many schools, when levels were removed from primary assessment, we thought that the adoption of ‘Emerging, Developing and Secure’ would give us a solid way of assessing and measuring learning progression.

WKAR Quiz Writers’ Choice Award nominees for 2019!

Here at Renaissance, we’re getting excited for next week’s launch of our annual What Kids Are Reading report!

LGBT History Month

This February marks LGBT History Month. To celebrate, we’ve picked out some great fiction and non-fiction books for all interest levels that are sure to get kids exploring LGBT history and issues.

Dear Data…. this is not goodbye

By Gary Alexander, Deputy Head Teacher

In this guest post, the Deputy Head Teacher of Battle & Langton Primary School, Gary Alexander, shares his initial thoughts on Ofsted’s recently-published consultation paper on the proposed new inspection framework. In particular, he looks at the implications for assessment and data collection.


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Monthly Quiz List

Each month, we publish a list of the new AR quizzes released in the previous month.

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We work with carefully selected partners who share our mission of accelerating learning for all and provide services that complement our programmes.

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Monthly Quiz List

Each month, we publish a list of the new AR quizzes released in the previous month.

April 2019

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Key Awards and Lists

We aim to quiz all of the books from the major awards and reading promotions. See below for details of AR quizzed books on recent lists.