Renaissance Accelerated Reader is the Gold Standard for independent reading
December 06, 2019

Renaissance Accelerated Reader is the Gold Standard for independent reading

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Every student in our district has an account, but implementation is spotty especially in the upper grades.

Pros

  • Allows teachers to monitor independent reading.
  • Gives students the ability to track their own reading.
  • Encourages kids to read.

Cons

  • Students should be able to see their reading goals and progress in numbers.
  • The record book should have the option of a graphical matrix with quicker access to student scores on individual scores.
  • The reports are too cumbersome. I shouldn't have to scroll through 500 kids' names to get the one I want.
  • When implemented correctly, AR leads to high reading growth.
  • Conversations around AR are valuable to new teachers.
  • Because so many schools use it, AR is a part of student culture.
There is help on the website, by chat, by phone, and even in-person training if desired.

Do you think Renaissance Accelerated Reader delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Renaissance Accelerated Reader's feature set?

Yes

Did Renaissance Accelerated Reader live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Renaissance Accelerated Reader go as expected?

No

Would you buy Renaissance Accelerated Reader again?

Yes

It's one of the most useful tools a teacher can have. Parents and children can understand the system. The goal-setting feature helps students grow as readers.

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