|My students (one missing, one camera shy) showing off their hard-earned banners of Model Classroom for Accelerated Math, Model and Master Classroom for Math Facts in a Flash, and Model and Master Classroom for Accelerated Reading.|
|Everyone was jubilant at the ceremony on May 14th! After the ceremony, the staff and other special guests went to the home of one of our families to share an ocean-side meal under the stars. It was such a delightful, upbeat evening!|
What is Renaissance Learning?
Renaissance Learning is a company that performs assessments on students and makes it easier for teachers to provided individualized instruction. Through Renaissance Learning, all students are able to be challenged in reading and math, no matter how they well they perform in relation to their peers. Since the goals for each of the students are individualized, through hard work and discipline, all students are able to meet and exceed them! My favorite part about this program is the confidence that it gives children. I will never forget hearing a student say, "I believe in myself now!"
Renaissance Learning also makes classroom and school-wide goals possible. For instance, we have eighty-eight children enrolled at our school, so we created a goal that our students would read and pass Accelerated Reading comprehension quizzes on 2,500 books. Our students have read and passed quizzes on over 5,000 books this year!
Renaissance Learning is used in more than a third of the schools in the United States and more than sixty countries worldwide.
What kinds of programs does Renaissance Learning offer?
It's always expanding, but here are some of them:
- STAR Assessments (Early Literacy, Reading, Math, Reading Spanish)
- Accelerated Reader
- Accelerated Math
- Math Facts in a Flash
- Keywords (keyboarding/typing skills)
What is the role of a Lighthouse School?
As a Lighthouse School, we can guide other schools to success just like actual lighthouses guide ships. As a staff we have learned so much from this process, and we are here to help others.