Renaissance provides cloud-based assessment, teaching and learning programmes to over 7,500 schools across the UK and Ireland.

Founded by Wisconsin couple Judi and Terry Paul in 1986, we have been established in the UK since 1999. We have a presence in over 50,000 schools in more than 90 countries worldwide.

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Renaissance’s purpose

To accelerate learning for all

We believe everyone can be a successful learner, and it is our conviction that empowering teachers is integral to school success. We are a company founded by parents, upheld by educators, and enriched by scientists who all know that learning is a growth process: a continual journey from year to year and for a lifetime. Every student should have the chance to reach his or her full potential.
We light their path toward growth.

Our story

Renaissance was created in the basement of Judi and Terry Paul’s central Wisconsin home in 1986. (Why not read our blog about where it all began?) Then and now, we believe more than anything that teachers shape student outcomes. They are catalysts of every learning experience, creators of ‘a-ha moments’, engineers of open minds, and master curators of curriculum.

Our founders set out to enable dynamic practice through a new digital platform, and we continue that tradition to this day. Like teachers, we are problem solvers in the service of learning. For us, innovation is rooted in purpose: provide relevant, responsive solutions for educators and their students.

What we do

  • Empower teachers to transform experiences, achieve growth, and make an outstanding impact for every student.
  • Inform instruction with research-proven, rigorously developed programs that are nationally recognized for excellence.
  • Provide world-class support, professional development, leadership, and recognition to celebrate and invest in teachers worldwide.

Renaissance Learning in the UK & Ireland

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Over 1.3 million students in over 6,500 schools use our programmes.

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Over 6 million computer-adaptive Renaissance Star tests were taken in the 2018/19 school year.

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Students read and took Accelerated Reader quizzes on over 23 million books in the 2018/19 school year.

Customer service you can rely on

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On average, we answer calls in 4 seconds or less, and online chats in 7 seconds or less
We answered more than 21,000 calls and 28,000 online chats in 2019.
0 calls or chats are answered by a machine. You’ll always speak to a member of our team.