AR 360 is ready to rumble!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated May 15, 2019

AR 360 is ready to rumble!

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Renaissance Accelerated Reader

We use AR to help our students track their reading growth and to set goals for themselves. This system allows us to conference with our students to discuss how they are doing with reading comprehension quizzes. We are able to discuss trouble spots and make a plan of action to help them be successful.
  • Set individualized goals for students
  • Track student progress over time
  • Integrated with STAR 360 assessments to help with placement
  • It could be a little easier to find certain reports if their names were more self explanatory.
  • On some screens, it can get confusing to move back and forth between the goals and quizzes screens.
  • It would be great to have a mechanism within Renaissance Place to alert admin to remove students from your classes when they move.
  • It is a great support to our school as we are re-implementing it this year. Our teachers are excited to dive back into it.
  • We received personalized training at the beginning of the school year that was invaluable to our staff.
I have also used Whooo's Reading, which is free, but felt that it was extremely lacking when compared to AR. It was easier for students to type a certain amount of words in their answer to confuse the auto grader and to pass a quiz without much information in their answers. I love the individualized reports in AR and the goal setting to track progress over the school year.
I have always had great success when using Accelerated Reader. My students love the goal setting and look forward to see how far they can go with their point goals. I have some students who are extremely motivated by this and work to see how far past their goal they can get. It is also great for my lower readers as it provides scaffolding and encouragement for them.

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We wanted a program to help our students develop and sustain their love of reading. AR provides a way to reward students with achieving their goals and allows them to gain motivation with reading.
We would not change anything about our selection process.