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Progress monitoring Success Stories

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Improved reading across the ability spectrum at Kent Primary School

Cliftonville Primary School, Margate, Kent

Cliftonville Primary School, based in Kent, have found Accelerated Reader a useful tool in guiding and monitoring independent reading. As well as Years 3-6, the school also implements the programme with select students from Years 1 & 2


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Improving the transparency of reading at Ormiston Primary School

Ormiston Primary School, Tranent, East Lothian

Having implemented Accelerated Reader Helen Gardyne, Head Teacher, believes it has had a dramatic impact on reading engagement and comprehension.


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‘Hitting the reading for pleasure button’ at Mill Chase Academy

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.



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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.


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Boys are reading for pleasure following AR implementation at Maidenhead boys’ secondary school

Desborough College, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Desborough College, a boys' secondary comprehensive school in Maidenhead, has seen a flourishing reading culture following their implementation of AR.


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‘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.


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“RSP has supported us in achieving aspirational goals”

Heartlands High School, North London

As part of a whole-school literacy strategy, Heartlands High School has used the dedicated programme management of the RSP programme to support the successful implementation of Accelerated Reader. By breaking down the data into concise reports, RSP has allowed the school to focus clearly on student outcomes.


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“The partnership has been really hands-on”

Duke's Aldridge Academy, North London

Since relaunching Accelerated Reader with a Year 7 cohort, the programme has taken off successfully at Duke's Aldridge Academy (formerly Northumberland Park Community School). Students are increasingly engaged and staff are pleased with the support they have received from their Renaissance School Partnership programme manager.