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Latest success stories from Renaissance Learning

Motivation Success Stories

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Update: Ofsted praises reading progress at rapidly improving academy in Lowestoft

East Point Academy, Suffolk

Under the RSP programme, Accelerated Reader has become more fully embedded in students' daily lives at East Point. The support from a dedicated programme manger has helped staff to focus on high-priority areas of their implementation, with the result that reading is part of school life and students are reading twice as much as they were before.


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Update: Students’ reading ages increase by eight months over a three-month period

Clacton Coastal Academy, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Reading has become a central part of the curriculum at Clacton Coastal Academy. With support from an RSP programme manager, the school has been using data from AR to guide students to success. One year later, the success of AR is continuing to go from strength to strength.


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AR, a well-resourced library and a range of motivators lead to upward trend in reading levels

Minster in Sheppey Primary School, Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Students were not making adequate progress with their reading skills at Minster in Sheppey Primary School. The school introduced Accelerated Reader to motivate students and monitor their progress. Supported by an increasingly busy library and a wide range of motivators, the programme has led to excellent growth in reading levels at Key Stage 1 and 2.


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Students motivated to read independently at Worcestershire school

Baxter Business and Enterprise College, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Students at Baxter College are motivated to read and are reading more independently since using Accelerated Reader. The wealth of data available through AR is helping staff to encourage students with their reading and to motivate them to make further success.


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Students gaining in confidence and benefiting from intervention informed by AR at academy in Cumbria

West Lakes Academy, Cumbria

Students are gaining in confidence with reading at West Lakes Academy because they know that they can access the books they are reading. Targeted intervention programmes, informed by data from AR, are helping students to make rapid progress in their reading levels.


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“Books are flying off the shelves” at North Yorkshire grammar school

Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Students are reading more books and a wider variety of literature at Harrogate Grammar School. As a result, their comprehension and understanding of texts is improving all the time.


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Reviewing maths skills with AM helping staff at Oasis Hadley to identify gaps in knowledge

Oasis Academy Hadley, North East London

After a gradual introduction, all Year 7 and 8 students at Oasis Academy Hadley use Accelerated Maths and MathsFacts in a Flash to consolidate their learning and work towards mastery of their maths skills. Staff have found AM a useful assessment for learning tool.


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Middlesbrough school now has “real focus” with RSP

Eston Park Academy, Middlesbrough

The Renaissance School Partnership has transformed how staff at Eston Park Academy run Accelerated Reader. As a result, the percentage of students at risk has halved and the average number of points earned per student has risen almost fourfold.


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“Quiz buzz” at South London boys school

Harris Academy Beckenham, South London

Reading practice quizzes have made all the difference at Harris Academy Beckenham. Library circulation has increased and students are visiting the library. There is a "quiz buzz" before and after school and during breaks.


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Improved literacy skills having a school-wide impact at Darlington school

Darlington School of Mathematics and Science, Co. Durham

A large number of students joining Darlington School of Mathematics and Science have reading ages well below their chronological ages. Accelerated Reader motivates them to practise reading, with the result that their reading levels have improved and they are more able to access the curriculum.