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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

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Likelihood to Recommend

NWEA MAP Suite

The grade level norms are averages and should not be used to set expectations or goals for students. The student score compared to the norm provides a perspective about how each student, or the class, or the grade level is performing. The NWEA MAP test assessments reveal precisely which academic skills and concepts your child has acquired and what he/she is ready to learn. NWEA MAP Suite reports allow teachers to better target instruction based on students’ strengths and needs.
Terica Bergan | 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

NWEA MAP Suite

  • NWEA MAP Suite calculates projected growth for individual students based on their grade level and RIT score for each subject.
  • Projected growth can be found on many different reports.
Terica Bergan | 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

NWEA MAP Suite

  • None, this software does what it claims.
Terica Bergan | 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

NWEA MAP Suite

No score
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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 9.6
Based on 6 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

NWEA MAP Suite

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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 8.6
Based on 6 answers
I would say that Accelerated Reader is a pretty user-friendly tool. The platform is easily used by teachers, administrators, and students of all grade levels and technical abilities. That being said, it would be nice to see some tweaks to the user interface to make it even easier for everyone to navigate.
Steve Braband | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

NWEA MAP Suite

No score
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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

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

Performance

NWEA MAP Suite

No score
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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

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

Support Rating

NWEA MAP Suite

NWEA MAP Suite 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The customer service is phenomenal! Every time I call, which is not very often, I always get a friendly agent that works hard to solve my problem and does not give up. They look at all angles of the issue and will go above and beyond to help. For example, our students are rostered by connecting NWEA MAP Suite to our SIS, and sometimes there is a glitch. NWEA will call the other software company if necessary, to help get the glitch fixed.
Terica Bergan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 8.7
Based on 22 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NWEA MAP Suite

No score
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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 9.8
Based on 4 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

NWEA MAP Suite

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

NWEA MAP Suite

No score
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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

NWEA MAP Suite

  • Allowed us to test students 3x a year to better evaluate if a student is growing or not.
  • The data from the MAP assessment may be included as part of the placement review process along with other data points, such as student work samples and other assessment data to help determine if a student is ready for the next grade level.
Terica Bergan | 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

NWEA MAP Suite

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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