Renaissance deliver Star Reading Assessment and Accelerated Reader
Beautiful Education is proud to partner with Renaissance to help achieve their mission to:
- Empower teachers to transform experiences, achieve growth, and make an outstanding impact for every student.
- Inform instruction with research-proven, rigorously developed programs that are nationally recognized for excellence.
- Provide world-class support, professional development, leadership, and recognition to celebrate and invest in teachers worldwide.
Renaissance provides cloud-based assessment, teaching and learning programmes to almost 5,000 schools across the UK & Ireland.
Beautiful Education help teachers across the UK to help to explore how the data Star Reading Assessment provides can be used to correlate reading scores in year 9 with GCSE (9-1) performance in Year 11. This is a work in progress with one correlation year completed and several more years planned to complete the research. However, do Contact us if you are a Renaissance customer and would like to be involved in the research or would like to know more about the findings to date.
Star Reading Assessment
Star Assessments give you accurate, actionable data about what your students know and what they are ready to learn next, informing your planning and teaching.
Predict your SATs results with accuracy
Following the changes made to SATs in 2016, it has become hard to know what to expect when it comes to national testing. At Renaissance, we have carried out an extensive research study that compares pupils’ Star scores with their SATs results, ensuring 89% accuracy in Maths, 79% in reading, and 82% in SPaG. The research was carried out with results from over 12,000 children in over 500 schools.
Bridge assessment and instruction like never before
Star Assessments provide the most valid, reliable, actionable data in the least amount of testing time – typically 20 minutes or less. Aligned to the national curriculum, they reveal whether or not your children are meeting age-related expectations.
Accelerated Reader is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice, motivating your students to read for pleasure.
At its heart, Accelerated Reader is simple.
A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills.
Accelerated Reader gives teachers the information they need to monitor students’ reading practice and make informed decisions to guide their future learning.
A comprehensive set of reports reveals how much a student has been reading, at what level of complexity, and how well they have understood what they have read. Vocabulary growth and literacy skills are also measured, giving teachers insight into how well students have responded to reading schemes and class instruction.
The interactive Reading Dashboard allows educators to see how well students are performing at class, group and individual level. It brings together data from the Accelerated Reader and the Renaissance Star Reading assessment to allow teachers to diagnose problems and inform intervention programmes.