Library Media-Reading is the Best Defense

Last Updated: 3/29/2020 1:26 AM


Ronda Daniel - Hayneville Middle School/Lowndes Middle School

Annie Hayes - Central Elementary School/Jackson-Steele Elementary School

Holly Oneal - Fort Deposit Elementary School/Interventionist

Rachael Simmons - Central High School/The Calhoun School


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Renaissance Learning is the world's leading provider of computer-based assessment teachnology for pres-K-12 schools. This product help educators make the practice component of their existing curriculum more effective by providing tools to personalize practice and easily manage the daily activities for students of all levels.  As a result, teachers using Renaissance Learning products accelerate learning, ger more satisfaction from teaching, and chieve higher test scores on state and national tests (

Lowndes County Public Schools has incorporated in its schools the Renaissance Products, STAR Reading and Accelerated Reader over the past eight years. Our students in grades K-8 complete the STAR Reading tests quarterly.  STAR Reading measures students' reading comprehension and compares the results to students across the nation. The results from the tests also determines student's Instructional Reading Level (IRL), and Grade Equivalent (GE). This data is used to assist teachers with instruction and intervention. Thus, students in grades K-12 checks out books and takes the Accelerated Reader test on the computer after they have finished reading what is designated as an AR book.


Parents Guide to Accelerated Reader
Parents Guide to STAR Assessments

Other Resources

10 Steps to improving reading comprehension
AR District Winners for 2017-2018
AR District Winners for 2018-2019
AR District Winners for 2019-2020