Solutions that stand the test of time

Since 1986, we have pioneered solutions grounded in research and evidence-based best practices. That’s why we are the global leader in assessment and reading and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools.

Renaissance by the numbers


Renaissance assessment and practice solutions have been proven by 434 studies.


Nearly 65 percent of studies were conducted by third-party evaluators.


2.8 billion real-world data points help our data experts to glean insights and improve our solutions.

A trusted and transparent methodology

Unlike many other edtech programs, our solutions have been heavily vetted to ensure they meet the highest industry standards before they are released into the classroom.

That’s why both Star and FastBridge assessments have among the highest ratings for reliability from the National Center on Intensive Intervention. And all of our practice solutions are supporting by evidence of effectiveness as identified by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Continuous improvement is a core tenet of our research philosophy. We use our assessment and product data to make sure our solutions are meeting the needs of today’s classroom, rather than the classroom of yesterday.

Our drive to iterate and improve is one of the many reasons educators across the country look to Renaissance as a trusted partner.

Renaissance's research and development process

Latest Renaissance research

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April 15, 2024

The Role of Individualized Practice with Freckle

A study of more than 420,000 K‒12 students using Freckle shows higher growth in general reading and math ability.

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February 16, 2024

The Impact of myON on Student Achievement

A study of more than 480,000 K–12 students demonstrates the efficacy of the myON digital reading platform.

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January 29, 2024

The Role of Individualized Lalilo Practice

A study of more than 15,000 K–2 students using Lalilo demonstrates accelerated foundational literacy growth.

JANUARY 16, 2024

Nearpod: ESSA Evidence Level II

An independent study confirms that Nearpod implementation is positively associated with student performance across multiple grade levels, subjects, and programs.

Featured Research

Renaissance Focus Skills™

Our Focus Skills are based on extensive research into the most essential reading and math skills students need to learn at each grade level, based on your state’s standards. Focus Skills are a powerful resource for prioritizing instruction, helping to ensure that students master the most critical concepts and understandings for success.

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Virginia Literacy Focus Skills

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How Kids Are Performing

How much progress are students making in reading and math nationwide? We examined trends in performance and growth since the 2017–2018 school year, gathered from Star adaptive assessments taken by millions of US students, to answer this question. Visit our interactive webpage to see the results.

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Featured Research

What Kids Are Reading

Every year, Renaissance conducts the world’s largest study about student reading habits and behavior. See what books are popular at each grade level in each state or create your own custom list of most popular books.

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Most popular books for Grade 4 in Virginia

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