Renaissance Learning provides computer-based assessment technology and school improvement programs for pre-kindergarten through senior high schools and districts in the United States and internationally alongside its subsidiaries. Its educational software products cover various subject areas such as reading, early literacy, mathematics, writing, vocabulary, and language acquisition.
Renaissance Leaning primarily offers Accelerated Reader, a personalized practice and daily progress-monitoring assessment software tool that provides information to ensure reading success and inform instruction. It also offers reading products, including STAR Reading, STAR Early Literacy, and Successful Reader, math products that consist of Accelerated Math, STAR Math, and Math Facts in a Flash, primary writing and keyboarding products such as NEO laptops and related software, English in Flash software for English language learners, 2Know! response system that allows classroom participation and provides feedback to instructors in educational setting, and AccelScan, an optical-mark card scanner to automate scoring and recordkeeping tasks.
Moreover, Renaissance Learning provides supplemental resources for educators and classroom use such as handbooks, workbooks, and motivational items; and professional and support services that include professional development and product training seminars and conferences, report and data analysis, program evaluation, implementation coaching, web-based training, software support, software installation, database conversion and integration, and application hosting. It markets its educational products and services to teachers, school librarians, principals, schools, school district personnel, and state departments of education.
Judith and Terrance Paul founded Renaissance Learning in 1986. Its headquarters is in Wisconsin Rapids in Wisconsin.