Renaissance Learning began in 1984 when Judi and Terry Paul started the company in the basement of their central Wisconsin home.
Today Renaissance Learning is a world leader in cloud-based assessment, teaching, and learning solutions with over 900 employees and customers in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 60 countries worldwide. Hellman & Friedman acquired the company in 2014. And while many things have changed over the years, our mission of accelerating learning for all still burns ever so brightly.
Accelerated Math and the STAR assessments are highly rated by the National Center for Response to Intervention, an organization funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The results of the NCRTI reviews formally recognize that Accelerated Math and the STAR assessments are valid, reliable, and evidence-based for effective use for screening and progress monitoring within an RTI framework.
Accelerated Reader Enterprise and Accelerated Math Enterprise feature unlimited access to all AR Quizzes and Accelerated Math content libraries, automatic upgrades and updates, unlimited tech support, and more for our teachers, administrators, parents, and students to utilize.
Reading is the single most important skill children learn at school. The Accelerated Reader program aides children in becoming lifelong readers and learners. The STAR Reading computer-adaptive reading test gives educators a tool to help them quickly and accurately assess reading levels for their students. We have adopted the STAR Early Literacy program, which is designed to give educators the ability to identify preK-3 emerging readers' command of 41 skill sets in 10 key literacy and numeracy domains.
The Accelerated Math program is used to differentiate math practice. STAR Math is a program that is used to aide educators in determining our students' math skills.
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