Tag: Accelerated Reader

What Kids are Reading Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards: The Longlist

What Kids Are Reading is the largest annual study of the reading habits and trends of students across the UK and Ireland, using data from a variety of sources including Renaissance Accelerated Reader data. Accelerated Reader is a reading practice programme allowing students to take comprehension quizzes on books they’ve read. Last year, we added […]

10 Brilliant Books Featuring Autistic Characters

Happy World Autism Awareness Week! Take a look at 10 children’s books featuring autistic characters, along with their Accelerated Reader quiz information. Lower Years A Friend For Henry by Jenn Bailey Quiz # 240000 | BL 2.4 | Chronicle Books Henry would like to find a friend at school, but finds making friends difficult. His efforts […]

Quiz Writers’ Highlights from 2020

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

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

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

It’s Earth Day’s 50th anniversary! In this blog, Lee shares some some great fiction and non-fiction titles that are sure to get kids exploring issues around climate change and the Earth.

Business (not quite) as usual in the Content Team

In these unprecedented times of COVID-19 and working from home, we have had to make some changes to our quiz writing process. Cecelia, our Managing Editor, shares the details in this blog post.

Our partnership with the Seychelles: one year in the making

We signed a three-year agreement with the Seychelles earlier this year! Here’s how we reached this point.

Guest Blog: Richard Slade on Solving the Puzzle of Literacy Assessment

With teacher workloads under pressure and the school’s budget being tighter now than ever before, the teaching landscape is tough. But, with software like Star Assessments, we have been able to take control of the reigns and help our students to reach their full potential. With bulletproof data, inspiring confidence in our students’ reading abilities and providing them with even more material to read than before, we are confident that we have developed the complete literacy solution at Plumcroft Primary School.

Renaissance Awards 2019

The last Friday in November is a big day in the Renaissance calendar. This year, the morning was spent erecting the stage, putting up banners, ironing the tablecloths, blowing up balloons, and making sure we had enough canapes… all in preparation for our annual Renaissance Awards ceremony!

Guest Blog: Cathy Williams shares more of her story

Part two of our guest blog from Cathy Williams, Director of Teaching and Learning at Schoolsworks MAT, as she continues the story of her trust-wide assessment journey.


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Key Awards and Lists

We aim to quiz all of the books from the major awards and reading promotions. See below for details of AR quizzed books on recent lists.