Study shows ATOS an effective measure of text complexity
Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and school assessment programs, announced today that ATOS, the readability formula incorporated in the Accelerated Reader program, was found in an independent study to be a valid, reliable measure of text complexity as required by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts.
(March 6, 2012)
Renaissance Learning announces reading assessment for Spanish-speaking students
Renaissance Learning announced today that STAR Reading Spanish, a new computerized reading assessment for students whose native language is Spanish. The test can be used with students in grades 1-12 to assess their Spanish reading levels from beginning first grade to an end-of-fifth grade reading level.
(October 5, 2011)
Renaissance Learning Announces STAR Enterprise
Renaissance Learning announced STAR Enterprise, the enhanced versions of the STAR Reading, STAR Math, and STAR Early Literacy assessments. The additional functionalities of STAR Enterprise provide expanded skills-based testing for greater depth of assessment to assist educators in measuring student performance against state standards, including the Common Core state standards.
(February 17, 2011)
Renaissance Learning Issues 2011 Kids’ Reading Trends
Movies based on popular children’s books perpetuate the popularity of the titles they’re inspired by, heavily influencing what children choose to read. The finding is one of the key reading trends found in the newest edition of What Kids Are Reading: The Book-Reading Habits of Students in American Schools, 2011 edition report, released today by Renaissance Learning.
(October 20, 2010)
Renaissance Learning Introduces New Math Intervention Program
Renaissance Learning announced today the introduction of Accelerated Math for Intervention, a research-based math intervention program focused on filling critical skill gaps through diagnostic testing, differentiated practice, and targeted instruction for struggling math students in grades 3-12.
(April 13, 2010)
2Know! Receives 2010 Teachers Pick Award
Renaissance Learning announced that the 2Know! classroom response system has been honored with a Teachers’ Pick award by Scholastic Instructor Magazine for the second consecutive year.
(December 4, 2009)
Renaissance Learning and JBHM Education Group Introduce SetPoint
Amid growing pressure on public school districts to improve performance of chronically struggling schools, two nationally recognized education organizations have formed a consortium to offer a research-based approach for transforming these schools into successful learning environments.
(November 4, 2009)
Renaissance Learning and Vantage Learning Integrate Product Offerings
Renaissance Learning and Vantage Learning today announced a joint agreement that will enable the wireless connection of NEO 2 laptops to work seamlessly with MY Access! software, enhancing the writing offering of NEO 2 and providing expanded, cost-effective student access to MY Access!.
(April 29, 2009)
Renaissance Learning Again Awarded Contract for Michigan REMC $AVE Bid
Renaissance Learning, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a contract through Michigan’s Regional Educational Media Center (REMC) Statewide $AVE Bid Project for the second year. This award allows agencies in the state of Michigan to purchase the NEO 1, NEO 2, and Dana laptops.
(February 6, 2009)