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Louisiana State Department of Education Approves Renaissance Solutions to Support Family Literacy Engagement

Bloomington, Minn. (August 6, 2021)Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, recently announced that the Louisiana State Department of Education (LDOE) has approved Renaissance literacy solutions to support the Family Literacy Engagement Strategic Plan. Schools and school systems can now utilize myON, Accelerated Reader, Freckle ELA, and Lalilo from Renaissance to support family engagement with a focus on literacy and reading instruction, based on the Science of Reading.

The LDOE believes that families play an essential role in the literacy development of children at all ages and stages. This new initiative supports the department’s vision of providing accessible opportunities to support families in engaging with their children’s literacy education.

“We’re pleased to offer Louisiana schools and school systems literacy solutions that guide student growth while also supporting year-round opportunities for families to be engaged in children’s literacy development,” said Jonathan Pounds, Regional Vice President at Renaissance. “Many schools are already using Renaissance assessment and practice solutions to support student learning. The state-approved Renaissance literacy solutions will provide further opportunities for students to access engaging reading resources and skills practice that also enable families to actively participate in literacy development.”   

myON is a digital reading platform that provides anytime, anywhere access to engaging digital books and news articles. Students can read with myON both in school and at home, making it easy to read, share, and discuss books with family members. myON’s offline and low-bandwidth reading options promote accessibility, while natural-voice audio narration encourages family read-alouds and read-alongs.

Accelerated Reader is a practice program that helps students track their progress toward personalized reading goals—and share their accomplishments with their families. Accelerated Reader supports a wide range of fiction and nonfiction titles, encouraging students to discover new interests and read across the curriculum. Students and families can explore all of the supported titles by visiting the free Accelerated Reader Bookfinder website.

Freckle is a digital practice platform that adapts to meet each student at the just-right level. In English Language Arts (ELA), Freckle provides reading and literacy skills practice for both fiction and nonfiction, which students can access in school or at home. Freckle helps early learners build phonics and sight-word fluency, while activities for older students develop comprehension, grammar, and writing skills—and promote discussion and collaboration.

Lalilo is a foundational literacy program that students can use in school and at home. Lalilo supports learning and instruction across all components of literacy, including phonological and phonemic awareness, letter and word recognition, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and grammar. Lalilo provides students with a fun and engaging environment for anytime, anywhere learning—along with the opportunity to practice sight words and to discuss interactive stories with their families.

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About Renaissance

As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. Renaissance solutions reach more than 40 percent of US schools and more than half a million students in other regions across the world.

The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement; Lalilo, to develop critical foundational skills; and Nearpod, for teacher-facilitated instructional delivery.

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Tracy Stewart
Director, Marketing Development
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