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Company

SAM Learning

Founded: 1993
Country: United Kingdom 
Description

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback
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SAM Learning

SAM Learning provides EEF-proven effective content for Key Stages 3 and 4, helping teachers to find and fill learning gaps...
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Educational Impact

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

build student knowledge88%
reduce teacher workload80%
improve teaching efficiency82%
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SAM Learning

build student knowledge94%
reduce teacher workload84%
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improve attainment87%
reduce attainment gap76%
 
Recommended Usage

Pupils should set aside 30-minutes a day for reading and teachers, 30-minutes a week for data analysis

EEF-commissioned report that analysed 300,000 students in 250 schools concluded 10+ task hours on SAM Learning results in a P8 gain of +0.2, with disadvantaged learners gaining +0.35.

Most Helpful Reviews

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

Fiona Mansell, English teacher and Achievement Leader: I wish that there were more modern books covered by accelerated reader. The choice of books that students can read sometimes feels limited.
Dianne Hannan, Reading & Literacy Champion: A great deal to understand initially but is easy to use once up and running and provides great focus on reading and reading skills
Anna Britten, Headteacher: An excellent resource which ensures all children are enjoying reading interesting, accessible and appropriately challenging texts.
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SAM Learning

Amanda Holt, Timetable and Curriculum Enrchment Coordinator: Ease, convenience, engaging for learners and they mostly enjoy completing the task themselves
clem, out reach teacher: 2 reasons. the work provided is difficult to see and poor quality- i could tell you more second moving round the site is difficult one gets lost
Johann Seager, English Tutor/Manager: I have used and had student success with SAM Learning for a number of years, it is proven to myself that it works extremely well.
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Age Range

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18 

SAM Learning

11-13, 14-16 
Features

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

Goal SettingLesson Plans200,000 BooksQuizzesFeedbackProgress Tracking 

SAM Learning

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Accessibility

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

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SAM Learning

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Policies

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

Privacy Policy
GDPR
Terms of Service
 

SAM Learning

Privacy Policy
GDPR
Terms of Service
 
Requirements

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

Available Offline
Internet - Low Bandwidth
Internet - High Bandwidth
Desktop - Mac
Desktop - Windows
Desktop - Chromebook
Desktop - Linux
Mobile - iPhone
Mobile - iPad
Mobile - Windows
Mobile - Android
Radio
Television

Accelerated Reader works on tablets 7” and larger, and on Chromebooks. No app downloads needed; just an internet browser.

If using a firewall, proxy, and/or content filter, some changes may need to be made for Renaissance Accelerated Reader to function properly.

Browser cookies must be enabled in order to log in to Renaissance as a student or personnel user.

Microsoft Word 2007 or above is required to author content, including Accelerated Reader quizzes and articles and Star Custom assessment items. Note Microsoft Word Online is not compatible.

 

SAM Learning

Launch and setup is supported by our technical team - we work with school Network Admin.

 
Training

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

In Person
Live Online
Webinars
Documentation
Videos

All new schools are required to book in training with a product expert, this allows for a smooth implementation and for teachers/educators to get the most out of their Renaissance products. New customer training comes with an onsite visit from one of our specialists which schools find engaging and motivational and allows teachers to see how their own pupils are performing and progressing. Taking this training allows teachers to get to know our programs but also start imbedding them within the school and follow our proven best practice routines.

After every training session we always send resources to the school which allows them to do in house training for twilight or INSET days.

Schools also have the option of taking top up training every year, this is especially useful to see how their first year as gone, look at annual reports or any changes, updates to Renaissance Place and to continue imbedding our best practice. We can even work with new starters and do a complete overview of our programmes.

 

SAM Learning

In Person
Live Online
Webinars
Documentation
Videos
 
Set Up

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

No installation - the school is provided with their own hosted website and subsequent login details for all applicable staff/pupils.

SAM Learning

48 hours

Support

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

24/7 Live Rep
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
 

SAM Learning

24/7 Live Rep
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
 
Home Learning

SAM Learning

Not available To parents
 
Pricing

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

Free Version
Freemium
Free Trial
Paid Subscription
One-Off Fee
Hourly Rate

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️ pricing starts from £996 / year

Implementation fee, including professional setup training: £1,361.66. Initial 40 licences: £996.00. Individual add-on licences: £6.00

SAM Learning

Free Version
Freemium
Free Trial
Paid Subscription
One-Off Fee
Hourly Rate

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