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Parent's Guide to Renaissance Home Connect

To the parent or guardian:

We are pleased that you will soon begin using Renaissance Home Connect as a way of monitoring and encouraging your child's reading and/or maths practice. We are confident that you will find it to be a valuable tool for monitoring your child's progress. Research confirms that parental involvement in a child's education is a strong predictor of student achievement. Thank you for your involvement in your child's education.

Use these links to find the information you're interested in:

Accelerated Reader Progress

Accelerated Maths Progress

MathsFacts in a Flash Progress

Frequently Asked Questions

Accelerated Reader Progress

Accelerated Reader progress includes average percentage correct on quizzes, number of points earned and results on the last quiz.

You have the option to receive email notifications at home or at work when your child has completed an Accelerated Reader quiz.

Your child's progress toward reading targets can be monitored by either marking period or school year by using the drop-down menu.

The bookshelf enables you and your child to see all the books the child has read. By clicking on a book cover, you can get details on the book such as ATOS book level, word count, points and more.

Renaissance Home Connect links to Accelerated Reader Bookfinder, the online search tool that makes it easy for you and your child to search for the next Accelerated Reader book to read.

The Vocabulary Practice Quizzes screen provides a list of words learned and results on the child's latest Vocabulary Practice Quiz.


Accelerated Maths Progress

Renaissance Home Connect also provides you with a snapshot of your child’s Accelerated Maths progress, including average percentage correct on tests, number of maths objectives mastered and results on the last test.

You have the option to receive email notifications at home or at work when your child has completed an Accelerated Maths test.

Your child can open Accelerated Maths to review past work. If the teacher has the related preference turned on, your child can also work on or mark practices and exercises.

The Objectives Mastered page enables you and your child to view a list of all the maths objectives that have been mastered during the school year and the week in which they were mastered.


MathsFacts in a Flash Progress

Renaissance Home Connect also provides information on your child's maths facts practice, including overall progress, the results of the last session at school, levels mastered at school and the results of the last practice session at home.

You have the option to receive email notifications at home or at work when your child has mastered a MathsFacts in a Flash level.

Students can select a level to practice at home so that they are ready to master the level at school. Home practice results are kept separate from school practice.

Students can see a list of the levels they have mastered at school.

Students can see the results from their last practice session in Renaissance Home Connect.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Renaissance Home Connect?

Renaissance Home Connect is a tool that connects the school and home to keep parents informed of their child’s progress in Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Maths and MathsFacts in a Flash, and encourages the child to practice reading and maths at home.

How does Renaissance Home Connect help me improve my child's reading progress?

  • You can view your child’s progress toward reading targets and reader certification, and view all books that your child has read and quizzes your child has taken.
  • You can view all words a child has learned through Vocabulary Practice Quizzes. In addition, words the child missed are clearly marked so you can help your child learn those words.
  • You can access an online search tool, Accelerated Reader Bookfinder, to search for books using various criteria, including author, subject or reading level.
  • You can receive emails that reveal results for Reading Practice Quizzes and Vocabulary Practice Quizzes and provide links to the website where you can check progress.

How does Renaissance Home Connect help me improve my child's maths progress?

  • You can see the most recent practice and test results as well as overall percentage correct and total maths objectives mastered towards targets.
  • You can open Accelerated Maths from home to review past work, and students may be allowed to work on or mark assignments from home.
  • You can give your child more practice on all levels of maths facts from home via the web without the need to install separate software.
  • You can receive emails that reveal results of maths tests and provide links to the website where you can check progress.

How do I get access to Renaissance Home Connect?

Schools that have Accelerated Reader or Accelerated Maths automatically have access to Renaissance Home Connect. Renaissance Home Connect is also available to schools with MathsFacts in a Flash. Your child’s teacher will provide you with the web address for Renaissance Home Connect. The same login and password that your child uses at school will work at home.

What if I have questions about using Renaissance Home Connect?

Contact your child’s school if you need help or have questions about using Renaissance Home Connect.