Built for California educational equity and success

For more than 30 years, California educators have trusted Renaissance® to support teaching and learning in the golden state. Today, more than half of California schools use Renaissance solutions to help all students reach their full potential. From learning progressions built specifically to California—revealing which standards each student knows and is ready to learn next—to personalized practice tools and instructional resources, Renaissance is constantly working to help California educators and students take learning to the next level.

Approved by the California Department of Education for grade two diagnostic assessments

Renaissance Star Reading®, Renaissance Star Early Literacy®, and Renaissance Star Math® are approved by the CDE for grade two diagnostic assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Remember to complete your reimbursement report and submit it to the CDE by July 1 of each year.

Predict performance on the CAASPP

“Will my students perform well on the CAASPP?” is a common question among California educators. With Renaissance, they can get accurate answers right away! Renaissance has linked Star Reading and Star Math tests to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), making it easy for teachers to proactively adjust instruction and intervention to improve student outcomes on the CAASPP. Download the full linking study to learn more.


Accelerate literacy with free resources

How can we give every child the opportunity to master critical literacy skills? Get started with this policy brief, designed to help educators chart a course toward a fully realized multi-year system of literacy supports.

Explore the factors that drive reading growth with this blog series and downloadable guide, which examine essential research about reading practice, motivation, comprehension, and other elements that education leaders need to know to support student success.

Achieve your LCAP goals

Renaissance’s California funding experts have developed a guidance resource that can assist you in updating your annual plans, which links state priorities, goals, actions, and outcomes. Additional support is available for low-performing schools as well.

Snapshot of state priority areas for student success by Renaissance

Conditions of Learning
Pupil Outcomes
Engagement
  • Provides access to instructional materials aligned with California’s academic standards and the Common Core.
  • Engages all students on an equitable basis by giving them unlimited access to texts in English and Spanish, whether they attend school or are chronically absent.
  • Promotes parent involvement by giving them viewing access to their child’s progress in reading and assessments.
  • Improves student outcomes by accurately forecasting performance on the CAASPP, enabling teachers to catch students before they fall by making instructional decisions that foster their development toward success.
  • Contributes to a positive school climate in which students develop a love of reading and experience greater literacy development over a period of years. Students gain significant growth achievement, leading them down the path of becoming college and career ready.

Download the guidance document for a more detailed outline of how Renaissance supports California’s eight state priorities.

Achieve your LCAP goals

Renaissance’s California funding experts have developed a guidance resource that can assist you in updating your annual plans, which links state priorities, goals, actions, and outcomes. Additional support is available for low-performing schools as well.

Snapshot of state priority areas for student success by Renaissance

  • Provides access to instructional materials aligned with California’s academic standards and the Common Core.
  • Engages all students on an equitable basis by giving them unlimited access to texts in English and Spanish, whether they attend school or are chronically absent.
  • Promotes parent involvement by giving them viewing access to their child’s progress in reading and assessments.
  • Improves student outcomes by accurately forecasting performance on the CAASPP, enabling teachers to catch students before they fall by making instructional decisions that foster their development toward success.
  • Contributes to a positive school climate in which students develop a love of reading and experience greater literacy development over a period of years. Students gain significant growth achievement, leading them down the path of becoming college and career ready.

Download the guidance document for a more detailed outline of how Renaissance supports California’s eight state priorities.

Specific information about Renaissance alignments to the CA LACP’s

Support your English Learners

Prepare your English Learners for college and career readiness and accelerate biliteracy to support the California Seal of Biliteracy with Renaissance! Our solutions provide comprehensive support for English Learners, including access to Spanish publishers, native-language audio books and news articles, and assessments that give you a better picture of their skills in reading, math, and early literacy.

Learning data is at the heart of our story

Renaissance has always been committed to bringing you the best assessment and practice solutions possible. Today, we harness the power of learning analytics, combined with our ever-growing database and advances in learning science, to deliver data-driven solutions that answer your essential questions—all customized for your state.

32

years dedicated to educator and student success

2.8

billion practice and assessment data points

438

scientific research studies and reviews

33

million instructional hours saved last school year

Learning data is at the heart of our story

Renaissance has always been committed to bringing you the best assessment and practice solutions possible. Today, we harness the power of learning analytics, combined with our ever-growing database and advances in learning science, to deliver data-driven solutions that answer your essential questions—all customized for your state.

32

years dedicated to educator and student success

2.8

billion practice and assessment data points

438

scientific research studies and reviews

33

million instructional hours saved last school year

See how we can help you ensure all your students reach their full potential.

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