Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader (AR) is an assessment that primarily determines whether or not a child has read a book. The software provides additional information to students regarding reading rates, amount of reading, and other variables related to reading.


There are three steps to using Accelerated Reader.

     First, students choose and read a fiction or non-fiction book, textbook, or magazine. Teachers monitor reading including guided, paired, literature-based, and textbook reading.

     Second, students take a quiz. Teachers can create their own quizzes for those not available in Accelerated Reader.

     Third, the teacher receives information that is intended to assist, motivate reading, monitor progress, and target instruction. 

                      January 2012

Students                   Points                 Total Books Read