Renaissance Home Connect: Connecting Parents & Extending Practice

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This paper describes Renaissance Home Connect, and the mounting research based on the importance of parental involvement. Renaissance Home Connect improves the school-to-home connection by allowing parents and students to login to a website and view progress and current assignments in Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, and MathFacts in a Flash. With Renaissance Home Connect, parents and students can view performance on reading quizzes and math tests, monitor progress toward goals, and see the students online bookshelf displaying book covers of their recently read books. Students can also practice math assignments in Accelerated Math or MathFacts in a Flash using Renaissance Home Connect, and have the assignments immediately scored at home. Access to online results and assignments promotes discussion between parent and child, which in turn motivates students. Parents, grandparents, or other caregivers can also stay on top of student progress by receiving an email after each Reading Practice or Vocabulary Practice quiz is taken in Accelerated Reader, after each Accelerated Math test, and after each MathFacts in a Flash level has been completed. Renaissance Home Connect extends student practice time, and keeps parents closely involved with their child's education.

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