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Score 8 out of 100

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

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Score 9.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Epic

Epic seems to be the EMR leader (Cerner may be a close second). Standardizing on a version and system for the whole organization is critical for ease of maintenance and use of data. Data and analytics considerations should be taken into account when deploying and customizing workflows, and standardizing across sites. Where possible, it can be beneficial for support and maintenance efforts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

I feel that AR is well suited to any self-contained classroom and for all grades. It is also well suited for those who teach reading across multiple grades. I teach reading 3-8 at our school and I find that it is easy to use AR daily in my classes. If you have a lot of younger students or those who are struggling readers, then the Early Literacy program may be a better fit then the regular Accelerated Reader system. I know that sometimes our Kindergarten classes can't fully use AR until the end of Kindergarten or the start of their 1st-grade year.
Jennifer Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Billing and Claims Management

Epic
7.8
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Real-time eligibility verification
Epic
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Claims management
Epic
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Coding
Epic
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Patient billing
Epic
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Financial Reporting
Epic
7.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Patient Scheduling

Epic
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Rule-based scheduling
Epic
7.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Automated appointment reminders
Epic
7.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Automated patient check-in
Epic
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Multi-location support
Epic
9.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Calendar interface
Epic
9.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Electronic Medical Records

Epic
8.1
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Charting / document management
Epic
9.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Templates
Epic
9.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Patient portal
Epic
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Mobile/tablet support
Epic
7.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Integration with other EMR and PM systems
Epic
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Workflow automation
Epic
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Speech recognition
Epic
7.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Customization
Epic
9.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
E-prescribing
Epic
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Medical Security and Privacy

Epic
8.8
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
HIPAA compliance
Epic
9.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Role-based permission levels
Epic
9.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Data backups and redundancy
Epic
9.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Local mode / networking failsafe
Epic
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Workflow and Scale

Epic
8.7
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Task tracking
Epic
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Specialty-specific workflows
Epic
9.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
Multi-office / multi-physician capabilities
Epic
9.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Pros

Epic

  • Consistent upgrade cadence.
  • Breadth of capabilities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

  • If used correctly, Accelerated Reader helps students grow with their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. I advise teachers to have one on one conversations with students when setting goals (allow students to have input) so that the students are given more responsibility to achieve their own goals.
  • Renaissance's online chat/customer service is outstanding. They can usually answer my questions and do so in an understandable manner. They seem to be willing to help and will follow through if necessary.
  • There are many reports that Accelerated Reader administrators can use to help decipher the data created from their students taking Accelerated Reader quizzes.
Jason Eifling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Epic

  • Support cases can be slow to resolve issues.
  • Dedicated support staff turnover every year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

  • It was helpful--and quicker--when my students were able to log in to Accelerated Reader through the iPad app. Unfortunately, the app is not going to be supported. My students will still be able to use the iPad for quizzing and STAR assessments. It is just a couple of extra steps.
Jody Steinhaus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Epic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 9.4
Based on 5 answers
We are very happy with Accelerated Reader and use it on a daily basis. It helps us keep track of student reading practice and helps us to help students find reading material that is at their level and of their interest. STAR Reading also helps us to guide instruction on a daily basis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Epic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 8.8
Based on 4 answers
It is very easy to use, and if I should have a problem I know the program has many helpful solutions.
Elizabeth Cavazos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Epic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have not encountered any problems with availability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Epic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I have not experienced any performance issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Epic

Epic 7.0
Based on 1 answer
A dedicated support staff for each module/area is provided by Epic. This is beneficial for points of contact, however, not all support staff are created equal, and there seems to be high turnover in these roles(staff seems to turn over every 1-2 years). This can make it challenging for continuity and quick support resolution as new staff are not as familiar with organization-specific needs, environments, and/or questions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 8.8
Based on 19 answers
Renaissance has very helpful videos and articles in their help section. They also have an online community that you can join for free that encourages discussions on their products and ways to use them in different settings. They also offer many free webinars. One-on-one support usually comes from an instructional facilitator in our county.
Amber AuBain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Epic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 9.5
Based on 3 answers
I suggest that school create a plan that outlines:*Opportunities for Reading*Opportunities for Testing*Opportunities for Rewards*Student Accountability Measures prior to testingI further that each classroom teacher create a classroom plan that mirrors the school plan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Epic

No answers on this topic

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

We love Accelerated Reader at our school and back this program 100% to increase student reading, vocabulary, and comprehension in order to close the reading gap. I haven't seen any other program with the positive results that accelerated reader has done for our students in the last four years. We have gone from having the bottom state testing scores to reaching near the top in various subjects across the board in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.
Laura Quiroz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Epic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Because students can take tests on varying book levels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Epic

  • Standard EMR for all location.
  • High associated staff and support cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

  • The positive impact is that educators are showing interest in learning more about RAR.
  • The negative impact would be that there's not enough time to utilize one program with time always being an issue.
  • Access at home is an issue...host address is hard to find.
Christine Montiforte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Epic

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Epic
9.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
9.6

Likelihood to Renew

Epic
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
9.4

Usability

Epic
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Epic
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
10.0

Performance

Epic
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
8.0

Support Rating

Epic
7.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
8.8

Implementation Rating

Epic
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
9.5

Scalability

Epic
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
8.0

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