Welcome to your Star assessment, Accelerated Reader and myON implementation

Everything you need to know to get started with your Complete Literacy Solution onboarding.

myON, Star Assessments & Accelerated Reader are fantastic resources for schools. myON is more than just an online library with 70% non-fiction content and offers comprehension tools, audio options and projects. It connects to the Star online reading assessment, which in itself is an online reading assessment for your pupils which provides access to a huge amount of data about reading levels and skills. It also connects to Accelerated Reader to ensure pupils are reading the best books to understand and to check whether they have understood them using the quizzes available. There are reports across all the products to track and monitor pupils reading and literacy progress.  

If you are new to Renaissance products, watch the following video to learn more!


Your Complete Literacy Solution by Renaissance Implementation contains the following on-demand training sessions:

  1. Introduction and Setup
  2. The myON Pupil Experience
  3. Intro to Star Assessments
  4. Intro to Accelerated Reader
  5. myON Teacher Experience
  6. Analysing your assessment and reading practice data and advancing your implementation

You will also have access to key myON, Star and Accelerated Reader resources


Renaissance Clinics

If you need to ask the Training department about something specific, the Renaissance Clinics allow you to book time with one of our Training teams in a 1:1 environment. The Clinics are fantastic for asking for advice on the products, advancing your implementation, analysing your data with some support, or just figuring out your next steps after completing the sessions.

Each Clinic session can be booked for 15 mins at any time of the day; click here to book.

Access to these is unlimited too, so keep the link and book as often as you need.

If you are brand new to our products, we know that getting started can seem confusing with different things to do, so to help you have a smooth implementation, we have put together a step-by-step timeline below to help get you up and running.

Month 1 
Objective  Helpful Resources 
Step 1a: Enrol your myON users 

Adding pupils and teachers to myON is done through a website called Enroll and is done separately from any other Renaissance products you may have. The admin login details to do this are sent to our main myON contact. 

If you need help with this, please contact [email protected]  


Step 1b: Upload your Renaissance Place users 

Adding pupils & teachers for Star Reading & Accelerated Reader is done via an import of data. You must do this for pupils and teachers to access the sites. 

Step 2: Training session 1: Your Complete Literacy Solution Introduction and Setup  

Covering the following topics: 

Overview of your Implementation 

Star & AR Best Practices to know 

Preparing your book stock 

Renaissance Place administration & orientation 




Step 3: Start to prepare your books for Accelerated Reader 

Preparing your books for Accelerated Reader is important so pupils can select the correct books based on the results of their Star Assessments


Step 4: Training session 2: The myON Pupil Experience 

Covering the following topics: 

  • Basic myON site orientation 
  • Pupil homepage navigation 
  • Connecting Star Reading data to personalise the recommendations 
  • Browsing the myON catalogue  
  • Opening a book and understanding the literacy tools 
  • Creating Book Bundles 

Step 5: Start your myON reading & bring all your staff on board 

Launch myON with your pupils and get them reading; you may also want more staff to attend session one to support their pupils. 


Step 6: Training session 3: Introduction to Star Assessments 

Covering the following topics: 

  • Star Best Practices 
  • The science behind Star 
  • Pre-test planning 
  • Administering a test 
  • Post-test data for Accelerated Reader 



Step 7: Star test your pupils 

Ensure all your pupils have tested by the next step. 

Month 2 
Step 8: Training session 4: Launching Accelerated Reader 

Covering the following topics: 

  • Accelerated Reader Best Practices 
  • How AR quizzes work 
  • Taking a Reading Practice quiz 
  • Monitoring AR Data 
  • Planning a launch 

Step 9: Start your pupils reading and quizzing 

Launching Accelerated Reader with your pupils and having them select, read & quiz on their books is necessary for advancing to the second part of the training sessions.  

Step 10: Training session 5: The myON Teacher Experience 

Covering the following topics: 

  • Monitor the current reading activity across a class 
  • Track the reading of an entire class or pupil 
  • Identify reading habits 
  • Setting classroom reading goals 
  • myON Projects and how they can be used in the classroom 
  • The different tasks that power myON Projects 
  • Making classroom connections 

Step 11: Training session 6: Analysing your assessment and reading practice data and advancing your implementation 

Covering the following topics: 

  • Understand how to analyse your Star assessment data for attainment and growth 
  • How to use the Accelerated Reader Data to track progress for reading 
  • Setting reading practice targets 
  • Using the Vocabulary and Literacy Skills quizzes 



Star Early Literacy

If you also have our Star Early Literacy (SEL) product, you will need to prepare for testing the children slightly differently from Star Reading and Star Maths, the main difference being that pupils will need headphones or speakers to access the test.

These documents are designed to help support implementing Star Early Literacy in your school:

This will complete your implementation, but unlimited initial sessions will be available for you or any new staff for the first 12 months of your Renaissance products.

For any issues with importing data or with BookGuide, don’t hesitate to contact the Renaissance Customer Services team at [email protected] or on 020 7184 4000.