Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

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Ren Place in the Classroom

10 out of 10
April 26, 2022
I use AR with my students to discover their reading levels and track both their comprehension and a reading activity. The problems are …
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Points Chasers

7 out of 10
December 10, 2021
I facilitate the program. Students have started chasing points instead of reading for pleasure. They skim the book to get the answers.
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Accelerated Reader

9 out of 10
April 16, 2021
[Renaissance] Accelerated Reader was used across the middle school as a method to track student reading, comprehension, and progress. It …
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Thoughts on Accelerated Reader

8 out of 10
April 05, 2021
At our school district, we use Accelerated Reader to support our students' reading goals. Accelerated Reader makes students accountable …
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Awards

TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2022
TrustRadius Best of Award, Best Of Customer Support 2021
TrustRadius Best of Award, Best Of Feature Set 2021
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2020

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What is Renaissance Accelerated Reader?

Renaissance Accelerated Reader® is designed to save educators time by empowering them with Learnalytics® to make differentiating independent and close reading practice effortless – all while maintaining the flexibility necessary to fit within existing classroom routines. Students are engaged in…

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What is Renaissance Accelerated Reader?

Renaissance Accelerated Reader® is designed to save educators time by empowering them with Learnalytics® to make differentiating independent and close reading practice effortless – all while maintaining the flexibility necessary to fit within existing classroom routines. Students are engaged in reading self-selected authentic books and articles.

Short comprehension quizzes and built-in close reading practice activities, combined with automatic and educator feedback, keep students accountable for their learning. Dashboards and reporting provide users with the insights necessary to identify quickly which students need more support, which skills each student is ready to learn, and which resources will cultivate proven growth.

According to the vendor, key benefits include:

  • Students are nearly twice as likely to be college and career ready with they practice with Renaissance Accelerated Reader.
  • A strong research base of 178 scientific studies and review backs Renaissance Accelerated Reader, which ensures that you have scientifically sound practice and reliable data for instructional decisions.
  • The Council of Administrators of Special Education endorses Renaissance Accelerated Reader for improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

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Deployment TypesSaaS
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Mobile ApplicationMobile Web

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What are Renaissance Accelerated Reader's top competitors?

ReadnQuiz and Whooo's Reading are common alternatives for Renaissance Accelerated Reader.

What is Renaissance Accelerated Reader's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.4.

Who uses Renaissance Accelerated Reader?

The most common users of Renaissance Accelerated Reader are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Education Management industry.

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Score 10 out of 10
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  • STAR tests in accurate in leveling students.
  • The moving rocket for goals motivates students.
  • The leveling of books is helpful.
  • The webpage with the five kinds of assessment was so confusing for my students. Four of the boxes were blue and one was orange. You recently added a colored tip, which is somewhat helpful. I wish the graphics were more unique and engaging.
  • Work on the usability of my/on and better pairing it with AR
  • Generate AR tests more quickly when new books come out.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Accelerated Reader does a good job of making the use of STAR results to easily set AR goals for students.
  • AR goals are easy to see and keep track of each student's progress towards their goals.
  • AR could use a face lift for viewing reports by making the font easier to read.
  • I think AR could increase their student engagement by having a screen that recognized students for "streaks" of passing tests, making 100% on tests, etc.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • The game like scoring provides immediate feedback in a positive way.
  • I personally love the words read in the report. I use it to encourage students to continue reading to see how many words they can read.
  • The goal setting feature is easy to use.
  • I do not have improvement needs at this time.
JESSICA MARTINDALE | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • It gives different level DOK questions to the students
  • AR allows students to track their points to their goal and students can see a percentage of what they have not completed.
  • There is a wide range of books on AR.
  • Makes it easier for teachers to reset the quizzes. It was a mission to find it, and then I had to email the help desk. Our wifi is not very strong so it will freeze the computers sometimes, and that ends the quiz.
  • It should be easier to set goals for the students all at once.
December 10, 2021

Points Chasers

Score 7 out of 10
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  • Frequently add new tests.
  • Allow suggestions of books.
  • Good visual for goals for students.
  • New report settings are hard to understand.
  • Allow teacher to set a timer per question.
  • It is slower now when pulling up latest quizzes.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Large selection of tests. This does not limit the students' choices of reading materials.
  • Computer assistance with setting goals for individual student/classroom.
  • Parent portal eases the communication process to parents.
  • Increase ways to improve reading comprehension for grades 6-12.
  • More read-to tests to support differentiated learning.
  • More training sessions for free for new and experienced users.
April 16, 2021

Accelerated Reader

Score 9 out of 10
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  • Basic Comprehension Questions
  • Questions which could only be answered if a book was read
  • Tracks student progress
  • Tracks reading levels
  • Open ended questions
  • Adding new books faster
  • More books at the adult level (higher readers)
Score 8 out of 10
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  • User friendly.
  • Easy to navigate.
  • Reliable website.
  • The student version is user friendly, but the updated teacher version was a little hard to navigate at first.
  • It sometimes takes a while to update after a student has taken a quiz.
  • When students use their passwords it can be very picky as to how they need to type it. Now that we use Clever that doesn't seem to be an issue anymore.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Ensure that students have read and understand the books they choose to read.
  • Keep track of what books students have read.
  • Engages students to choose books of increasing difficulty.
  • Simpler user Interface for teachers.
  • Simpler user interface for admins.
  • It would be nice to have a suggested reading list for students based on the titles that they have already read.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • The Accelerated Reader program is easy for students and teachers to use.
  • Accelerated Reader is so flexible and can be used with all students and all reading levels.
  • Renaissance Accelerated Reader makes monitoring student reading so manageable and easy.
  • Even though Accelerated Reader has a VERY LARGE collection of quizzes, not all books have an AR test.
  • They are always adding new quizzes to increase the quiz collection.
  • When selecting an Accelerated Reader Quiz, students often click the wrong language.
  • Some quizzes can be difficult to locate if they have the same title as many other books.
February 12, 2020

Accelerated Reader 360

Kelsie Haggard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It tests students knowledge of books and how close they paid attention to the story.
  • It provides good data for how well a student is growing in their reading abilities.
  • It gives a good level of reading for our students and allows teachers to see what grade level they are close to.
  • I also love the recommendations of other books students could or should read next.
  • The quizzes test more details from a story versus the comprehension of the story.
December 10, 2019

Pros and Cons

Score 7 out of 10
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  • Renaissance motivates kids by keeping track of the number of words they read in each book.
  • There are features we don't use, such as the dashboard. We have found that difficult to understand.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Allows us to monitor student comprehension through quiz averages.
  • Provides reading levels from testing instrument.
  • Provides student's with access to view their individual goals and progression towards the goals.
  • Setting the student's individual book level goals should be in order by last name since all reports are done in this format, but the book level setting is currently organized by first name and does not match any of the reports.