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Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning is a software company specializing in educational assessment, teaching, and learning. Students and teachers at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School use components of this software to support and accelerate student achievement. 

STAR Testing – Early Literacy, STAR Reading, and STAR Math are computer-adaptive, norm-referenced assessments. Students at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School complete these assessments throughout the school year to screen students, monitor progress, and assist teachers as they set student learning goals and interventions.  Parent reports are sent home after each testing period to keep parents informed regarding student progress.

Accelerated Reading – Accelerated Reading is a computer program that helps St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School teachers as they monitor student independent reading practice. AR Book Finder can help you locate books for your student.

Renaissance Home Connect – By logging on to Renaissance Home Connect parents are able to see their students’ progress toward reading goals.  Research confirms that parent involvement is a strong predictor of student achievement. At St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, we work as a team to support each student. We believe that parents will find Renaissance Home Connect to be a valuable tool for monitoring progress and encouraging student reading and math practice and progress.