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Renaissance Accelerated Reader is an independent reading practice program that helps K–12 students to become confident, lifelong readers. Supporting more than 200,000 fiction and nonfiction books and articles at a wide range of levels, Accelerated Reader gives students extensive choice in what they read—and keeps them engaged in independent reading practice as they work toward personalized goals. An article collection provides additional opportunities for daily nonfiction reading, while in-depth reporting supports regular teacher-student conversations about reading time, reading comprehension, and reading growth.

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I used Star 360 a few years ago and it's changed a bit since then Understanding the scores, still causes me frustration
This is the first year my school has chosen to use the Custom Star piece it's pretty good It varies year to year, but the most recent updates to the online format for report retrieval have been most frustrating
What a helpful tool for assessing and monitoring students' independent reading The only negative aspect of this software is that the new upgrade has left me having to spend a lot of time searching for the reports that I need
I love the accelerated reading program Renaissance's report section can be difficult to figure out how to navigate."
We have seen a high success rate in students who have kept their AR goals
With the STAR Assessments, now it is easier for us to track success through the longitudinal reports that we could run
I also love the fact that with their test results come their reading levels and which book lexile levels we could assign them to read to maximize their improvement."


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Renaissance Accelerated Reader offers so much more than accountability. If used properly, Accelerated Reader provides statistics and data teachers can use to align lessons and group students. The program offers visual reports and goal setting as well as rewards. As a teacher using the program, I have experienced great growth and excitement in my students.

- Stacia G. High School English Teacher

Students are intrinsically motivated to read through the process of earning badges or points. They are also held accountable through testing and therefore take their time to read books more thoroughly. Also, the AR book leveling system is straightforward, though you can use any leveling system. With AR, students are selecting books that are within their ZPD and having successful interactions with texts at an appropriate level. Reports and student progress are easy to see and commincate to parents.

- Jennifer T. Teacher

Renaissance Accelerated Reader helps me by providing a way to assess comprehension and encourage independent reading among my students. There are so many titles included that virtually every book a child might have at home is included in the database!

- Melissa T. Teacher

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