Renaissance Learning announces integration of Accelerated Reader with Capstone Interactive e-Books and myON
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions for the classroom, announced today the integration of its Accelerated Reader software with publishing partner Capstone. The integration will enable educators to link Accelerated Reader Quizzes to two of Capstone’s digital products, Capstone Interactive e-Books and myON, which cumulatively include more than 7,000 interactive e-Books, the largest offering from a single publisher.
“This is another groundbreaking development for the tens of thousands of schools using Accelerated Reader,” said Jack Lynch, CEO of Renaissance Learning. “The integration gives educators the ability to launch Accelerated Reader Quizzes from Capstone Interactive e-Books and myON, providing students a seamless transition from the reading experience to the quiz environment.”
Capstone offers nearly 3,000 interactive e-Books through Capstone Interactive, which feature text, full-color illustrations, and natural voice audio recorded by professional voiceover artists to model fluency and pronunciation. The e-Books are compatible with any PC, Mac, iPad, interactive white board, or other devices with high-speed internet access.
myON provides online access to more than 4,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, including embedded dictionary, highlighting and audio, customized to a student’s interest and reading. Accessible at school or home, the e-Book platform creates a collaborative reading environment in which students, educators and parents work together to support reading practice and performance.
“Capstone is pleased to link students from Capstone Interactive or myON to AR Quizzes,” said Tom Ahern, CEO of Capstone. “It is an exciting development when Capstone, the leading publisher of interactive e-Books, and Renaissance Learning, developers of the most popular, research-based solutions for schools, can come together to make things easier for students and educators.”
“As more K12 schools make the transition to e-Books and digital resources, Renaissance Learning’s solutions will continue to evolve to meet the changing needs in today’s classrooms,” added Lynch.
About Renaissance Learning
Renaissance Learning is a leading provider of cloud-based assessment, teaching and learning solutions that fit the K12 classroom, raise the level of school performance and accelerate learning for all. By delivering deep insight into what students know, what they like and how they learn, Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and timely instruction while driving personalized student practice in reading, writing and math every day. Renaissance Learning leverages top researchers, educators, content-area experts, data scientists and technologists within a rigorous development and calibration process to deliver and continuously improve its offerings for subscribers in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 60 countries around the world.
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books in nonfiction and fiction, digital products and services and literacy programs. Capstone publishes content in a variety of print and digital formats including board books, picture books, interactive books, apps, audio and databases. Imprints under Capstone include Capstone Young Readers, Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Heinemann Raintree, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, Capstone Classroom and Maupin House. For more information, visit www.CapstonePub.com.
SOURCE Renaissance Learning