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Improving Pupil Outcomes in Reading and Maths at The Raglan Schools with Assessment Insights and Personalised Practice

The Raglan Schools, Enfield, London

Raglan Junior School, situated in Enfield, London, has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading for a decade! We speak to headteacher Martin about how Renaissance solutions incorporate personalised practice to improve student outcomes.

Useful, Accurate and Efficient Star Maths Assessments at Milton Primary School

Milton Primary Academy, Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK

Milton Primary School has been using Star Maths to support the school's numeracy development strategy and to produce accurate progress data for whole-year groups since 2021.

Following the recent success the school has seen from utilising accurate assessment data and consequently being able to implement tangible intervention strategies through Star Assessments, we got in touch with the Head of Mathematics, Ash, who explained the value of Star Maths.

An Invaluable Resource in Star Maths at St Teresa’s Primary School

St Teresa's Primary School, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Following the success of Star Reading at the school making a positive impact on pupils reading development, headteacher terry oversaw the implementation of Star Maths to make the same impact on numeracy. Since then, we discovered the pupils at St Teresa's had carried out 1,501 Star Maths assessments last academic year.

myON Ticks all the Boxes

St John's School & Sixth Form College, County Durham, England

St John's School & Six Form College, County Durham, have been using myON, the digital library from Renaissance, since 2021 to support the reading development strategy of all students across Key Stage 3.

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“Pupils go home with a book that they know they can read. This helps them practise the sounds they are learning.” – Ofsted

Chopwell Primary School, Gateshead, England

Chopwell Primary School have been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2017.

In April 2022, the school discovered the fantastic news that they'd received a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report. The inspector's report specifically observed the school's successful reading development strategy.

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An Ode to Our Librarian, at Graham School

Graham School, North Yorkshire, England

Graham School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading for almost a decade to provide students with more access to reading and develop a reading culture for pleasure.

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Invaluable Data for Accurate Assessment at Castleford Academy, Wakefield

Castleford Academy, Wakefield, England

In 2009, Castleford Academy introduced Accelerated Reader (AR) and Star Reading to their secondary school. Thirteen years later, both reading support programmes are still going strong in the school. Furthermore, in March 2022, we discovered that Castleford Academy had completed over 22,406 Accelerated Reader quizzes over the last eighteen months - the most out of all AR user schools in Wakefield!

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The most AR quizzes out of all Gaelscoileanna in Ireland

Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa, Co. Meath, Ireland

Gaelscoil An Bhreadain Feasa has been using Accelerated Reader, Star Reading and myON, the Complete Literacy Solution, since 2019. In 2021, we discovered that the school had completed the most AR quizzes out of all Gaelscoil schools in Ireland.

We met with teacher Áine to discover how the Complete Literacy Solution from Renaissance has helped pupils boost their reading engagement and proficiency.

Nearpod: Making Lesson Planning and Administering, Easy

Secondary School, West Midlands

One secondary school in the West Midlands has seen huge success in both student engagement and tangible progress since using the Nearpod Free Trial.

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