Renaissance Accelerated Reader
September 20, 2020

Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Steve Braband | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Renaissance Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is used throughout the district as a tool to keep students engaged while independently reading. By tracking and questioning students on their independent reading books, it allows teachers to focus on individually conferencing with students. They use the data gathered by Accelerated Reader to help focus their conversations with students and keep track of the progress they make throughout the school year.
  • 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.
  • Improved student engagement in pleasure reading
  • Improved comprehension of pleasure reading books
  • Improved test scores
Renaissance Reader has a great support team, and generally, they are quick to respond when needed. The live chat tool is a life-saver when trying to get your problems solved in real-time. They also have a lot of online support articles that ensure that you can get your questions answered without necessarily having to use the live chat during the school day.
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.

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Accelerated Reader is a program that I would highly suggest for any district. It can be infused into any reading classroom effortlessly and help teachers track data that they would otherwise have to do manually. Accelerated Reader also ensures that students are engaged in reading by incentivizing them by awarding students points for the books that they read. The more difficult the book, the more points they receive for reading and proving their understanding of that book.