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Tag: Reading Culture

Guest Blog: Richard Slade on Solving the Puzzle of Literacy Assessment

With teacher workloads under pressure and the school’s budget being tighter now than ever before, the teaching landscape is tough. But, with software like Star Assessments, we have been able to take control of the reigns and help our students to reach their full potential. With bulletproof data, inspiring confidence in our students’ reading abilities and providing them with even more material to read than before, we are confident that we have developed the complete literacy solution at Plumcroft Primary School.

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!

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!

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.

Guest Blog #1: Going beyond AR with Star…

By Joe Neale, English Subject Leader

This eureka moment was the catalyst for introducing set assessment periods. This means all the children will now sit their Star tests at the same time, five times a year, which is recorded in Star as a designated ‘assessment period’. Now, that might sound like a tall task, but with the right planning and communication we’ve succeeded in completing our first whole school assessment for years two to six. It took us a month to do, which Star classes as an acceptable period to make the data accurately comparable. We’re now armed with some really powerful insights, which has been further enhanced by adjusting our benchmarks…


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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.

October 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.