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February 13, 2018
Motivating Readers - Goals, Choice, and Reading Growth

Motivating readers: Goals, choice, and reading growth

This is the fifth entry in the Education Leader’s Guide to Reading Growth, a 7-part series that explores reading practice, reading growth, and the factors that matter most for student reading success. By now, we hope that we’ve convinced you […]
February 8, 2018

Predict reading growth: The power of literal comprehension

This is the fourth entry in the Education Leader’s Guide to Reading Growth, a 7-part series examining the growth factors and growth predictors for boosting reading achievement. You’ve set your students up for the reading success they need to be […]
February 1, 2018

Content 101: The making of a Renaissance Accelerated Reader quiz

By Jill Kane, Managing Editor Each school day, hundreds of thousands of students in the U.S. and 70 other countries will assess their reading comprehension and reading-skill mastery goals using Renaissance Accelerated Reader® quizzes and practice activities. The assessments these […]
January 30, 2018
Maximized minutes: Growth factors and high-quality reading practice

Maximized minutes: Growth factors and high-quality reading practice

This is the third entry in the Education Leader’s Guide to Reading Growth, a 7-part series about the critical importance of high-quality reading practice when it comes to reading achievement, written specially for today’s education leaders. Your students need more […]
January 25, 2018

What are kids reading? It’s all about choice

By Heather Nagrocki, Senior Writer/Editor, Research I am NOT a fan of book clubs. Don’t get me wrong, I am a voracious reader and I like to discuss books as much as the next gal, but I simply cannot have […]
January 23, 2018
The Magic of 15 Minutes: Reading Practice and Reading Growth

The magic of 15 minutes: Reading practice and reading growth

This is the second entry in the Education Leader’s Guide to Reading Growth, a 7-part series about the relationship between reading practice, reading growth, and overall student achievement. In our last post, we examined how reading practice characteristics differ between […]
January 17, 2018
6 More Minutes - Struggling Readers, Reading Practice, and Growth

6 more minutes: Struggling readers, reading practice, and growth

This post is the first entry in the Education Leader’s Guide to Reading Growth, a 7-part series about how education leaders can use research-driven strategies to support reading growth and achievement—and improve student outcomes. What are the differences between a […]
January 11, 2018

The teacher as reading coach: Relationship-building that motivates students to read and achieve their personalized goals

By Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer I think we all can agree that text is silent; given voice only by the generosity of the reader. Yet, even when we accept that reading is a conversation between the […]
December 21, 2017

Two content developers share their favorite books (and more) from 2017

By Ken Stoflet, Marketing Communications Specialist Alexa, read me Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. (Did you know Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was the most requested book for Amazon’s Alexa to read aloud in 2017?) This past week, […]
December 14, 2017

New book on student talent and expertise

By Gene Kerns, EdD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new book, Unlocking Student Talent: The New Science of Developing Expertise. As the chief academic officer at Renaissance, one of my top […]
December 7, 2017

My first Harvest experience at Renaissance

By Daniel Hamburger, Chief Executive Officer When I joined Renaissance at the end of July, there was one word that I kept hearing over and over again: “harvest.” As I soon discovered, it is Harvest, with a capital H, and […]
November 30, 2017

Get the scoop on Renaissance assessment and practice solutions

Renaissance Flow 360®. Renaissance Star 360®. Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360®. Each solution helps bring literacy and math to life, while putting academic skills mastery within reach of every student—regardless of their current skill levels, unique academic challenges, or learning pace. […]