Tag: Renaissance Star Assessments

Back to School Blog – Part 3

The school year 2021/22 will again be challenging with students and their teachers managing the impacts of so much disruption over two school years. This situation is indeed ‘unprecedented’ but we know that schools are determined to get everyone back on track, working hard and enjoying learning.  Star Assessments can contribute to this and here, […]

Back to School Blog – Part 2

The school year 2021/22 will again be challenging with students and their teachers managing the impacts of so much disruption over two school years. This situation is indeed ‘unprecedented’ but we know that schools are determined to get everyone back on track, working hard and enjoying learning.  Star Assessments can contribute to this and here, […]

 Back to School Blog – Part 1

The school year 2021/22 will again be challenging with students and their teachers managing the impacts of so much disruption over two school years. This situation is indeed ‘unprecedented’ but we know that schools are determined to get everyone back on track, working hard and enjoying learning. Star Assessments can contribute to this and here, […]

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

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.

Should we be assessing our students during this time of school closures?

With schools closed but learning continuing, many school and school trust leaders have reached out to us to ask whether Star Assessments can be administered remotely. Here, our Director of Professional Services, James Bell, shares the reasons why schools wish to administer assessments during school closures and the things that should be considered.

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.

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.

Guest Blog: Cathy Williams, Director of Teaching and Learning, Schoolsworks MAT

In this guest blog, Cathy shares her experiences as Director of Teaching and Learning at Schoolsworks and offers some advice to other MATs who might be facing similar challenges when addressing school assessment.

Practical Tips for Perfect Assessment

At Renaissance, we attend and host a large number of events for Senior Leaders, Practitioners and Librarians that run throughout the academic year. Last month, however, we hosted our first seminar that looked specifically at ‘perfect assessment’!


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