Accelerated Reader Keeps Us Reading!
April 12, 2019

Accelerated Reader Keeps Us Reading!

Elizabeth Cavazos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Renaissance Accelerated Reader

It is being used from PK-12th grade in our district. We have a very strong team that focuses on the data that is gathered from the reports.


  • It allows teachers to have data on the growth the students make in reading independently.
  • Other departments also use the STAR Program to give them data on each students' book levels.
  • As a school, we promote the program with our teachers and students.
  • I love the way it is so user-friendly, and the fact that teachers have an opportunity to live chat in order to ask for help at any time.
  • As a librarian, the program allows us to generate data for teachers to use in their classes.


  • I would love to see more incentives for the schools to receive after achieving their goals.
  • I think it could add emojis to the test questions to make it more interesting.
  • It has all been positive.
  • Sometimes it takes time to get the teachers to understand the importance of following the program correctly.
  • They also have a great support team that helps out when we have any questions.
There is no other program that compares to Accelerated Reader.
I feel the program is excellent to keep our students focused on reading independently and also give them a love for reading. It has brought in the 360 component that has really added to the program.

Renaissance Accelerated Reader Feature Ratings

Using Renaissance Accelerated Reader

344 - 344 students and 30 teachers use the Accelerated Reader and Star program in our school alone.
2 - We have a District Coordinator for Accelerated Reader, a district director, and myself as well.
  • Book level data for each student.
  • GE data on each student.
  • Engaged time for each student and class.
  • We use it to give students credit for book readings as well.
  • ELA departments can use the reports.
  • Bilingual departments can use the reports.
  • Content area teachers can use the lessons available.
I love the program and all it offers.

Evaluating Renaissance Accelerated Reader and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
product features allow the program to be flexible.
No I am very happy with the program and would recommend it to everyone.

Renaissance Accelerated Reader Implementation

The implementation was slow, but now we have the whole district on the same page.
Not sure - The superintendent wanted it to be a district-wide initiative.
  • It did take a while to do it district-wide.
  • It began with elementary and then was added to secondary school later.

Renaissance Accelerated Reader Support

OMG they are so fast in giving me an answer on any question I may have!
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
The data reports have made it possible for us to take the data and make much-needed adjustments in the learning and teaching of our students.

Using Renaissance Accelerated Reader

It is very easy to use, and if I should have a problem I know the program has many helpful solutions.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • The Star and Accelerated Reader programs are so user-friendly.
  • I follow the video tutorials and they are a great help.
  • I love the Live Chat feature whenever I have a problem or question.
  • I really don't have any problems.


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