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 practice. We are confident that you'll 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:

Choosing to See Progress in Spanish

Accelerated Reader Progress

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing to See Progress in Spanish

Students can choose to see Renaissance Home Connect pages in Spanish by clicking Español.

Accelerated Reader Progress

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

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

Your child's progress toward reading goals 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 of 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. In Accelerated Reader Bookfinder (as in Renaissance Home Connect), you may choose to see the pages in English or Spanish.

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

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 and encourages the child to practice reading at home.

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

  • You can view your child’s progress toward reading goals 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 do I get access to Renaissance Home Connect?

Schools that have Accelerated Reader automatically have access to Renaissance Home Connect. 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.