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Renaissance Blog

Shareable tips and insightful thoughts on K–12 education from Renaissance teams and educational leaders from Australia and around the world.

September 17, 2018

What does Student Growth Percentile do?

What is Student Growth Percentile? Achievement indicates whether performance is below, above, or on par with grade-level expectations. Growth explains the kind of progress the student is making […]
September 17, 2018

Tips for helping students find reliable news and online sources

By: Team Renaissance USA In a world of constant notifications, tweets, and status updates, we have access to more content than ever before. With a 24/7 […]
August 30, 2018

What is Lexile® Framework?

The Lexile® Framework for Reading is a scientific approach to measuring reading ability and the text complexity of reading materials. The Lexile scale is like a thermometre, […]
August 20, 2018

How to: Accelerate Progress with Guided Reading

By: Margaret Allen, Strategic Education Manager, Renaissance UK More haste, less speed. It’s a well-known fact of life. But what about when you’re faced with a […]
August 20, 2018

Learning to sail: Engaging reluctant readers

By: Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer, Renaissance USA What was the last thing you read? Did you read for pleasure, to gain information, […]
August 20, 2018

From text to technology…

By: Margaret Allen, Strategic Education Manager, Renaissance UK When it comes to reading, my personal preference still remains to pick up a book and experience the […]
August 12, 2018

What is the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)?

By: Renaissance US team The Zone of Proximal Development, or ZPD, was a concept introduced by Lev Vygotsky in the late 1920s. Vygotsky, a Russian psychologist, […]
August 11, 2018

How to make blended learning work in your classroom

By: Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer, Renaissance USA “To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” – Thomas A. Edison Creating […]
August 11, 2018

What is blended learning?

Blended learning provides a digital framework that puts your students in control of a particular element of their learning, whether it’s place, path, or pace. Educators […]