Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor pupil’s independent reading practice.  Your child can pick a book at his or her own level and read it at his or her own pace.  When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read). Children earn points for the quizzes they pass.  We award various prizes throughout the year based on points for individuals and tutor groups.

Accelerated Reader gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the English teacher then uses to help your child set targets and direct ongoing reading practice.

Pupils using Accelerated Reader choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them.  This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.

A Parent Guide to Accelerated reader

AR Book Finder – A free tool to search for Accelerated Reader books.