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Is reading the key to COVID catch up? – Guest Blog

Kelly Buxton, Reading Lead & Year 6 Teacher There is so much negativity surrounding the return to classrooms this week, that we risk it becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Educators anxiously await the terrors resulting from children that have been sat around, their learning wasted and catch-up schemes touted as the only remedy. I would argue […]

Researching learning loss: findings from the first stage

We’re proud to be working with the Education Policy Institute (EPI) and the Department for Education (DfE) on research to understand the immediate and potential long-term impact of Covid-19 on students in England and any learning loss caused by the pandemic.

In response to: Cancelling interim testing this school year

Considering the most recent announcements around the cancellation of SATs and GCSEs, Dr Gene Kerns discusses in this blog why formative assessment should take precedent within schools this year.

Quiz Writers’ Highlights from 2020

By Lee Burkwood

As 2020 draws to a close, we asked the quiz writers to choose some of their favourite books they’ve quizzed this year!

The Lockdown Learning Awards 2020

By Ruth Atkinson

Learn about the Renaissance Lockdown Learning Awards, who our winners are, and what they did!

Non-Fiction Articles on Accelerated Reader

To have or have not? When somebody asks you “What was the last thing you read?” most of us will rack our brains for the name of the last book we read, or maybe even feel slightly disarmed that there hasn’t been a book in a while. Maybe we have been conditioned to thinking that […]

Star shines a light on students moving from Year 6 to Year 7

By Ruth Atkinson

The lack of KS2 SATs in 2020 has placed an even greater burden on secondary schools unable to support the transition of their new Year 7 intake from their feeder primaries. In this blog, Frances highlights ways you can use Star to fill in gaps in your data.

Keep moving forward: part eight of an assessment plan for back-to-school 2020

By James Willats

This the eighth and final part of a new blog series in which we help you out with a back-to-school assessment plan so you can be ready for the autumn term 2020!

Measure student growth: part seven of an assessment plan for back-to-school 2020

By James Willats

This is part seven of a new blog series in which we help you out with a back-to-school assessment plan so you can be ready for the autumn term 2020!

Check for mastery: part six of an assessment plan for back-to-school 2020

By James Willats

This is part six of a new blog series in which we help you out with a back-to-school assessment plan so you can be ready for the autumn term 2020!


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