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Latest success stories from Renaissance Learning

Progress monitoring Success Stories

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RSP an effective way to deliver AR

Nightingale Academy, North London

The additional guidance and support of the Renaissance School Partnership has helped staff at Nightingale to embed AR effectively throughout the academy. Staff and student engagement with the programme have improved and reading ages have increased as a result.


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Library busy all day in North Yorks school

King James's School, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Librarian Lisa Bryden had used Accelerated Reader at a previous school and knew that she wanted to implement the programme at her new school. Her past experience with AR has been repeated, with books flying off the shelves of the library and students gaining in confidence.


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Attitudes to reading transformed in a year

Kingsmead School, Middlesex

Engagement with reading at Kingsmead received a tangible boost when the school joined the RSP programme. Attitudes towards reading improved markedly year-on-year, as responses from the NLT's National Literacy Survey show.


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Northern Ireland primary school sees success with reading scheme and STAR Early Literacy

Termoncanice Primary School, Limavady, Northern Ireland

Vice Principal Leo McCloskey devised a reading scheme to engage and motivate his students to read. Using Accelerated Reader and STAR Early Literacy, he was able to monitor their progress and direct them to success.


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Students seeing tangible evidence of their progress in Nottingham academy

Bluecoat Academy, Nottingham

Reading age data was concerning staff at Bluecoat Academy. Since implementing Accelerated Reader, students have been catching up faster as they have been motivated to read and recognise their success in making progress.


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Students now prolific readers at Northern Ireland primary

St Columba’s Primary School, Co. Tyrone

A strong reading culture has developed at St Columba's Primary School since Accelerated Reader was implemented. Students are reading more widely and staff are able to monitor their progress effectively.


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Reading for pleasure at international prep school

St Andrew’s School, Kenya

An international school in Kenya has seen an improvement in reading standards as students have been motivated to read with Accelerated Reader.


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Ofsted inspectors “hugely impressed with AR”

All Saints Catholic College, Cheshire

Ofsted inspectors were impressed when they visited All Saints Catholic College - not only did they see that results were improving, but they spoke to students who were enthused by reading through the introduction of Accelerated Reader.


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Student-centred personalised reading practice at Lancashire SEN school

Wennington Hall School, Lancashire

Accelerated Reader has been part of school like at Wennington Hall for a decade. A residential and day school for students with special educational needs, Wennington Hall has a strong reading culture and commitment to improving the literacy attainment of every student.


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Students with lower abilities make particularly good progress at West Midlands college

Holly Lodge Foundation High School College of Science, West Midlands

Many students have reading levels well below the national average when they join Holly Lodge. Since Accelerated Reader has been implemented, attitudes towards reading have been transformed and students are rapidly improving their reading skills. Ofsted inspectors noted the impact of AR in their latest inspection.