The one-size-fits-all approach of standardized testing is convenient but lazy.
Standardized tests are an imperfect measure of a student's academic ability. Further, standardized tests do not measure the qualities colleges and employers are looking for in our modern economy: creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking - or the values we hope to see in our children: integrity, compassion, and perseverance.
To truly experience learning at Renaissance, we encourage you to visit during one of our Community Nights, where students present their learning in innovative and authentic ways.
Although Renaissance does not place a huge emphasis on standardized test scores, our students continue to perform well on standardized tests. Scroll down to learn more.
PRESENTATIONS OF LEARNING
Student presenting photovoltaic panels she designed and built for a self-sustaining garden.
Students demonstrating their learning through the performing arts.
Even COVID did not stop our presentations of learning. Student virtually presenting her business plan for reusable beeswax bags she designed and produced.
Standardized Test Data
Although Renaissance teachers facilitate innovative and authentic learning experiences and encourage students to to demonstrate learning in a variety of ways, the most recent test data shows our students demonstrate more academic growth than other schools in the state, and meet or even exceed growth at other Douglas County schools.