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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

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Likelihood to Recommend

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While video interviewing is still considered too "unconventional" by too many small business HR people I visit with, the ROI can easily be found within 4-6 months (if the company is having to fly more than 3 or 4 candidates in for interviews)... so I would argue that Montage is well-suited for organizations of all sizes. For best success, though, I would make sure that any HR leader seeking to implement spend the time to educate your leadership team on how the technology works and why it is a worthwhile investment (especially underscoring the risk mitigation provided against alot of frivolous EEOC claims, as the interviews are recorded and the records are yours to keep... meaning you have Exhibit A to share should you ever receive a Charge Notice, which demonstrates exactly what was asked by the employer and how the candidate responded).
Brad Holliday, PHR, SHRM-CP, CBM, MBA | 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

Pros

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  • Montage is easy to use. Scheduling is intuitive.
  • It sends invitations with links directly to attendees Calendars...which streamlines the meeting scheduling process.
  • Technically easy to use and informative for all users.
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

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  • While we are a fan of the concierge service, there have been a time or two where we have scheduled for it but the Montage partner didn't log-in/dial-in in a timely manner and we were left trying to address technical issues outside our comfort zone.
  • The Montage platform is solid, without question. That said, there are pieces of the interface for both the prospective candidate and the hiring manager which could be made far-more intuitive than they exist today. We all know that in hard-to-fill roles across the nation today, there are more opportunities than there are great candidates with which to fill them... so we need to do all we possibly can to make the candidate experience as simple, quick and painless as possible.
  • It would be great if the Montage platform could easily interface with our ATS.
Brad Holliday, PHR, SHRM-CP, CBM, MBA | 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

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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 9.6
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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

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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 9.2
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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

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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

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

Performance

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

Support Rating

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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 8.8
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Renaissance Accelerated Reader is a program I have used with students for 9 years. It is so flexible and easy to use! I have seen the amazing benefits and an increase in the minutes my students read each day. I look forward to using this program next year and learning more about how it can help increase reading in our school.
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Implementation Rating

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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 9.7
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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.
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Alternatives Considered

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Technology is similar, though Montage is a bit more user-friendly. Also found the recordkeeping and release of same to be more attractive with Montage. Both are competitively priced.
Brad Holliday, PHR, SHRM-CP, CBM, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

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

Return on Investment

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  • We have seen saved travel spend.
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

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Pricing Details

Modern Hire

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

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