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Renaissance Learning is a proud partner of Rising Stars.

Nearly 4,000 schools in the UK use Accelerated Reader (AR), the world’s most popular independent reading management software.

About Accelerated Reader

At its heart, AR is simple. Students read a book, take an AR Quiz, and get immediate feedback. Students get excited and motivated when they see their progress. And teachers can easily monitor and manage students’ independent reading practice.

Over 26,000 books have Accelerated Reader quizzes available for them. By choosing books that interest them, and which are of a suitable level of difficulty, students are motivated to read more and make greater progress with their reading skills.

Renaissance Learning also produces numeracy software to accelerate students’ maths skills and provides assessments in reading, maths and early learning for over 1,000,000 UK students.

Find out more about AR at renlearn.co.uk/ar, or contact a member of our team to arrange an online demonstration of the programme on 020 7184 4040.

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Accelerated Reader is used by over 3,500 schools in the UK to monitor students’ progress in reading and motivate them to read for pleasure.

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We have made available fun, motivational quizzes on some of the biggest books of the year, including the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists and the special £1 World Book Day books.


“Particularly positive effects” – independent study by the Education Endowment Foundation

Findings of the Education Endowment Foundation research

Accelerated Reader has been found to increase the reading age of pupils by 3 additional months in just 22 weeks, according to the results of a randomised controlled trial published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). Low-income pupils benefited even more, with their reading age improving by 5 additional months in the same amount of time.

The trial, funded by EEF and led by the schools themselves, involved pupils at the start of year 7 who had not achieved Level 4 in their primary results for English.

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National Literacy Trust report: Accelerated Reader and Young People’s Reading

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The National Literacy Trust has published its second independent report on students’ attitudes towards reading.

The study found that, overall, students using Accelerated Reader are more likely to:

  • enjoy reading
  • have a favourite book
  • read regularly at least once a week outside class

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