Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® and Renaissance Star 360® recognized as “Cool Tools”

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (March 29, 2017) - Renaissance®, the leader in K-12 learning analytics, is excited to announce that Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® and Renaissance Star 360® were named finalists for the EdTech Digest Awards and recognized as “Cool Tools”! The EdTech Digest Awards Program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters in the education industry that are enriching the lives of learners everywhere.

Studies have shown that students using Accelerated Reader 360 are twice as likely to be college and career ready and grow significantly as a result of educators’ ability to work with students on personalized reading practice goals and reading plans. Student engage in self-selected authentic literature and high-interest nonfiction articles. Short comprehension quizzes and built-in close reading practice activities, combined with feedback, keep students accountable for their learning.

Educators in over one-third of schools nationwide rely on Star 360 for reliable student data to help screen, monitor progress, and guide instruction. Star 360 interim assessments take only 20 minutes to complete—about a third of the time of comparable computer adaptive tests. Quick, clear data reporting simplifies educators’ processes for setting goals, monitoring progress, and identifying students in need of intervention.

It is an honor to be recognized and to know that our solutions are truly making a positive impact.

Star 360

Better data in one-third of the time

Star 360’s suite of assessments provide daily insight and interim data so you can set goals, respond quickly to student needs, screen for your benchmarks, monitor progress, and maximize growth.

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Accelerated Reader 360

Literacy paves the road to learning

Engage students in reading practice with authentic books and nonfiction articles. Strengthen reading skills essential for learning in any subject by practicing with comprehension quizzes and close-reading activities.

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About Renaissance

Renaissance® is the leader in K–12 learning analytics—enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Founded by parents, upheld by educators, and enriched by data scientists, Renaissance knows learning is a continual journey—from year to year and for a lifetime. Our data-driven, personalized solutions are currently used in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 60 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.renaissance.com.

Ken Stoflet, Marketing Communications Specialist
Ken Stoflet is the Marketing Communications Specialist at Renaissance. He has been with Renaissance since 2015 and can be found crafting anything from a press release to a tweet. In his spare time, Ken enjoys spending time with his friends, lifting, and making yearly trips to the Frozen Tundra to cheer on the Green Bay Packers.
Ken Stoflet, Marketing Communications Specialist
Ken Stoflet, Marketing Communications Specialist
Ken Stoflet is the Marketing Communications Specialist at Renaissance. He has been with Renaissance since 2015 and can be found crafting anything from a press release to a tweet. In his spare time, Ken enjoys spending time with his friends, lifting, and making yearly trips to the Frozen Tundra to cheer on the Green Bay Packers.

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