St. Alphonsus Elementary uses the Renaissance Reading program as an integral part of its Reading curriculum.
Research proves that this program is having a tremendous impact in America's
schools. Many of our teachers have achieved Model Classroom
certification through the School Renaissance Institute, and the school is
currently working towards Model
School Certification and
our Library towards Model Library. Our teachers regularly attend
Renaissance seminars and conventions to keep up-to-date on the latest
Renaissance techniques and software.
student is tested throughout the year on the Star Reading Assessment software
program to determine a proximal "Reading Zone." Based upon the
results of that test, students are assigned a reading goal, which is realistic
but challenging. Periodic incentives and rewards are given to students to
help ensure that all successfully reach their goals. As a result
of St. Alphonsus' commitment to the Accelerated Reading program, our student body maintains
an Average Comprehension rate of over 90%.
Alphonsus is now a part of Renaissance Enterprise
and has access to all tests published by Renaissance Learning. To see if
there is a quiz available for a specific title, please visit the Renaissance Learning website.