July 12, 2007

New Home Connect (TM) Feature Enhances Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renaissance Learning, Inc. announced today the introduction of Home Connect for Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math. Home Connect will improve school-to-home communication by allowing students and parents to log in from any computer and view the student's progress and growth in reading and math, and students will be able to practice their math from home. Home Connect will be bundled free with the Enterprise versions of Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math.

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"Home Connect is an exciting new enhancement to Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math. Educators have always sought ways to improve communications with parents and to also extend the school day. Home Connect does both. Home Connect provides a visually appealing display of reading and math progress information and extends the student's practice opportunity outside of the classroom," said Steve Schmidt, Renaissance Learning's President and COO.

Accelerated Reader & Home Connect

Parents will be able to receive email notification of books their child reads. Parents and students will be able to view student progress toward reading goals, including books read, grade level of books, comprehension percent and vocabulary words learned. They will also have the ability to access a new and improved version of Accelerated Reader BookFinder to search for books by author, subject, or grade level.

Accelerated Math& Home Connect

Parents will be able to receive email notification when their child completes a math assignment. Parents and students will have the ability to review the number of Accelerated Math objectives mastered, and students will be able to print out and score their Accelerated Math practice assignments at home. Students will also be able to develop their computational fluency by using MathFacts in a Flash at home.

Home Connect will be available in the March 2008 Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math Enterprise release.

About Renaissance Learning, Inc.

Renaissance Learning is the world's leading provider of computer-based assessment technology for K-12 schools. Adopted by more than 70,000 North American schools, Renaissance Learning's tools provide daily formative assessment and periodic progress-monitoring technology to enhance core curriculum, support differentiated instruction, and personalize practice in reading, writing, and math. Our products 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 ability levels. As a result, teachers using Renaissance Learning products accelerate learning, achieve higher test scores on state and national tests, and get more satisfaction from teaching. Renaissance Learning has seven U.S. locations and subsidiaries in Canada, India, and the United Kingdom.

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Renaissance Learning, Inc.

CONTACT: Carolyn Rademan of Renaissance Learning, Inc., +1-715-424-3636,Fax, +1-715-424-4242, [email protected]

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