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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 math 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

Accelerated Math Live Progress

Accelerated Math 2.0 Progress

MathFacts in a Flash 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.


Accelerated Math Live Progress

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

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

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

Your child can use the math glossary to find the meaning of a term in his or her Accelerated Math problems.

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

Worked Examples build procedural knowledge for math skills by providing step-by-step guidance on how to solve problems for each Accelerated Math objective.


Accelerated Math 2.0 Progress

If you have Accelerated Math 2.0, Renaissance Home Connect provides your child a way to open the program and complete current practices. You and your child can also review past work and see resources (such as worked examples) to help with current work.

Your child can use the math glossary to find the meaning of a term in his or her Accelerated Math problems. A glossary is also available when your child opens Accelerated Math 2.0.

You and your child can also open Accelerated Math, where your child can complete the current practice and you and your child can view resources and past scores.


MathFacts in a Flash Progress

Renaissance Home Connect also provides information on your child's math 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 in English or Spanish at home or at work when your child has mastered a MathFacts 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 their 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 Math Live, Accelerated Math 2.0, and MathFacts in a Flash, and encourages the child to practice reading and math 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 does Renaissance Home Connect help me improve my child's math progress?

  • For Accelerated Math Live, you can see the most recent Accelerated Math practice and test results, as well as overall percent correct and total math objectives mastered toward goals.
  • For both Accelerated Math Live and Accelerated Math 2.0, you can open Accelerated Math from home to review past work, and students can work on or score assignments from home. (For Accelerated Math Live, a preference determines what students can do.)
  • You can give your child more practice on all levels of math facts from home via the web without the need to install separate software.
  • You can receive emails that reveal results of math tests and provide links to the website where you can check progress.

How do I get access to Renaissance Home Connect?

Schools that have the Enterprise Edition of Accelerated Reader or Accelerated Math automatically have access to Renaissance Home Connect. Renaissance Home Connect for MathFacts in a Flash is available to schools with the Renaissance Place version of MathFacts 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.