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Accelerated Reader 360


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Accelerated Reader (AR) is software for K-12 schools for monitoring the practice of reading. It was created by Renaissance Learning, Inc. There are two versions: a desktop version and a web-based version in Renaissance Place, the company's online portal. Renaissance Accelerated Reader products equips teachers with unparalleled insight into independent reading practice, research-proven goal setting tools, activities that span a variety of skills and text types, and a worldwide community of support. Students enjoy endless choice and the agency required to truly fall in love with reading, achieve mastery, and grow.

Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Reader 360 are some of the most heavily researched programs in the world, with one of the largest databases of K12 learning analytics. This invaluable insight tells us what makes practice effective and what doesn't, so teachers can confidently focus on exactly what accelerates growth.

Decades of data and research have revealed effective reading practice needs to include deep engagement, active ownership of learning, and an appropriate level of challenge.  Built on the Renaissance Growth Platform™ and powered by Renaissance’s unparalleled learning analytics engine, Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® helps teachers support this “perfect practice.” It reduces the heavy lifting around keeping students engaged, accountable, and challenged, so they can achieve accelerated readinggrowth and college and career readiness. 

Plus, thanks to rich data reporting around student performance, intuition is transformed into concrete insight—facilitating greater student agency, stronger personalized learning experiences, and a deeper 1:1 relationship between student and teacher.The result? Motivating and fostering higher reading growth.Every student can become his or her most amazing self anddiscover a lifelong love of reading with the guidance of an expert teacher, and a little help from Accelerated Reader 360.

This list is compiled annually through our web surveys, internet research, and phone interviews with California school districts.

School Districts in California that use Accelerated Reader*

Ackerman Charter School District
Alum Rock Union Elementary
Antioch Unified
Apple Valley Unified
Armona Union Elementary
Arvin Union Elementary
Atascadero Unified
Bassett Unified
Bear Valley Unified
Bellevue Union Elementary
Bellflower Unified
Berkeley Unified
Berryessa Union Elementary
Beverly Hills Unified
Big Valley Joint Unified School District
Buena Park Elementary
Burbank Unified
Cabrillo Unified
Calaveras Unified
Calexico Unified
California Montessori Project
Ceres Unified
Chico Unified
Chowchilla Elementary
Chula Vista Elementary
Colton Joint Unified
Corcoran Joint Unified
Cucamonga Elementary
Del Norte County Unified
Desert Sands Unified
Dixon Unified
Dos Palos Oro Loma Joint Unified
Dublin Unified
Durham Unified
El Centro Elementary
El Monte Union High
Enterprise Elementary
Fallbrook Union Elementary
Folsom-Cordova Unified
Fortuna Union Elementary
Fullerton Elementary
Glendora Unified
Greenfield Union
Hacienda la Puente Unified
Hanford Elementary
Heber Elementary
Hermosa Beach City Elementary
Hornbrook Elementary
Irvine Unified
Island Union Elementary School District
Kern Union High
Laguna Beach Unified
Lammersville Joint Unified
Lancaster Elementary
Lawndale Elementary
Linden Unified
Lindsay Unified
Lodi Unified
Los Alamitos Unified
Mammoth Unified
McSwain Union Elementary
Merced City Elementary
Mother Lode Union Elementary
Natomas Unified
Nevada City Elementary
Nevada Joint Union High
New Haven Unified
Newport-Mesa Unified
Oak Grove Elementary
Oceanside Unified
Ontario-Montclair Elementary
Pacheco Union Elementary
Pajaro Valley Unified
Palmdale Elementary
Palo Verde Unified
Parlier Unified
Patterson Joint Unified
Placer Hills Union Elementary
Placer Union High
Pleasant Ridge Union Elementary
Pleasant Valley
Pomona Unified
Porterville Unified
Redwood City Elementary
Richland Union Elementary
Rincon Valley Union Elementary
River Delta Joint Unified
Rosedale Union Elementary
San Francisco Unified
San Marino Unified
San Miguel Joint Union
Sanger Unified
Santa Paula USD
Scotts Valley Unified
Simi Valley Unified
South Monterey County Joint Union High
South Pasadena Unified
Southern Kern Unified
Standard Elementary
Templeton Unified
Union Hill Elementary
Val Verde Unified
Ventura County Office of Education
Ventura Unified
Vista Unified
Walnut Creek Elementary
Waterford Unified
Wheatland Union High
Woodland Joint Unified

* This is a partial list generated through our annual technology systems survey, internet searches, and other methods.

Also, districts constantly change enterprise systems in an never ending quest to find the 'best' of the best. So expect these results to change over time.

If your district currently uses this system but doesn't appear on this list, please let us know by updating your district's info on our annual systems survey:



How Renaissance Accelerated Reader works
Using Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® in today's classroom
Renaissance Accelerated Reader® Overview

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