Assessment Success Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Maelor School, Wrexham, Clwyd
River Beach Primary School, Littlehampton, West Sussex
Renaissance Accelerated Reader is ‘The single most effective literacy strategy we have put in place’
Oasis Academy Wintringham, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
Since implementing Accelerated Reader in 2008, Oasis Academy Wintringham have seen huge improvements in reading standards throughout the school.
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.
‘A tremendous success’: AR leads to increased enjoyment of reading and a strong reading culture at Northern Ireland primary school
St. Peter's Primary School, Collegeland, N. Ireland
St. Peter's Primary has been using AR since June 2014. Principal Jim McAlinden observes a thriving Reading Culture as a result.
The Boulevard Academy, Kingston upon Hull
Recently judged 'outstanding' in every category, Ofsted inspectors are particularly impressed with the reading programme at the Boulevard Academy. Staff are supported by the Renaissance School Partnership programme, which provides data analysis and professional development to promote success. As a result, students are making outstanding progress in every measure.