Students at Lexington Elementary help set a new national record as participants in third annual ‘Read the Most Coast to Coast’
Students at Lexington took part in a nationwide effort to “Read the Most Coast to Coast” on Friday, February 28. The students joined Renaissance Learning’s challenge to break the record set last school year for the number of Accelerated Reader Quizzes taken in one day. The new one-day record is an amazing 4,987,949 quizzes!
Accelerated Reader, the nation’s most widely used reading management program for K12 schools, helps educators generate excitement for reading and monitor students’ personalized practice.
Approximately 450 students took part in this shared effort. Some of the football players and cheerleaders from Neville High School came to read to our students. Shasta the Tiger even made an appearance! Participants received a Certificate of National Participation.
“Read the Most Coast to Coast is a fun-filled event that enables our students to join with others across the nation to set a new record, all while engaging in valuable reading practice,” said April Shannon, librarian. “We are proud of our students. They were so excited to contribute to the national quiz count and to see the totals tracked in real time on Renaissance Learning’s website. Students were thrilled when they saw they beat last year’s one-day record.”
Last year over 30,000 educators participated and students shattered the previous record of 4,409,622 quizzes taken.
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