About Renaissance and County Clare

Renaissance Learning provides cloud-based assessment, teaching and learning programmes to over 6,500 schools across the UK & Ireland.

In 2010 Gearóid Roughan wrote his thesis, Improving Reading Achievement and Attitudes through Accelerated Reader: A Teacher’s Perspective, on Renaissance Accelerated Reader. The results of this thesis were very positive and it was such a success that it triggered interest in Accelerated Reader in County Clare. Scoil Chrióst Rí, with Pat Hanrahan as its Principal at the time, became the first school to implement both Accelerated Reader and Renaissance Star Reading.

Since then, Pat has become Director of Clare Education Centre and has spread the word about both programmes to other schools in County Clare, and now over 50 schools have come on board. Renaissance visited five of those schools in County Clare to hear their stories of their experiences with Accelerated Reader and to witness the success they’ve had.

We filmed various testimonials from staff and students from the following schools: Clohanes National School, Clarecastle National School, Scoil Chrióst Rí, Ennis National School and Coláiste Muire.

Renaissance in County Clare

“The response in County Clare to AR has been fantastically positive over the past six years.”

Pat Hanrahan, Clare Education Centre Director

Photo of Accelerated Reader-using child

When the Accelerated Reader
programme came back in
I was so happy


My story

Photo of STAR Reading-using principal

It has become
part of the school
culture here


My story

Photo of Accelerated Reader-using librarian

It makes sense for us,
as the local library, to
have it in place


My story

Photo of Accelerated Reader-using principal

It’s an excellent
means of tracking
pupil performance


My story

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