Review of School Renaissance by the Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center (CSRQ Center)
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The federally funded CSRQ Center rated School Renaissance in the top 3rd among 22 Comprehensive School Reform models.
School Renaissance combines progress-monitoring assessment technology with best practices to comprehensively reform schools. Specifically, Renaissance's best classroom practices help teachers use the data captured through the company's daily, progress-monitoring tools (i.e. Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math) and periodic assessments (i.e. Star Reading, Star Early Literacy, Star Math). This data informs instruction, helps to create shared goals, and provides a common language for all educational stakeholders. According to Ed Week, the evaluation criteria used by the CSRQ Center are as rigorous as the criteria developed by the U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse and reflect the federal government's definition of what constitutes "scientifically based research" in education.
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