Renaissance Reading

Accelerated Reader

    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.

    Each 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%.  

    St. 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.