What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer-based reading program designed to promote and enhance reading skills among students of all ages. Developed by Renaissance Learning, AR provides a vast collection of leveled books across various genres, allowing students to select texts that match their individual reading abilities and interests.


How does Accelerated Reader work?

Encourage students to find something to read! Accelerated Reader has quizzes on more than 200,000 books, ensuring students never run out of choices.

This is the best part! Students get to read a book of their choosing. Students can read in class, at home, or out and about in the community.

Once they finish a book, students take a short quiz on what they’ve read. Each quiz is written to ensure students have read the entire book.

You gain instant insight into students’ quiz results. Use that data to set goals, monitor students’ continued progress, and personalize lesson plans.


Key Features of Accelerated Reader

Extensive book library: Access to a comprehensive library of age-appropriate books, covering various genres and reading levels.

Assessments and Quizzes: Engaging quizzes that measure a student’s comprehension, ensuring their progress is monitored effectively.

Personalised reading recommendations: Tailored book suggestions based on a student’s reading level and interests.

Educator dashboard: A user-friendly dashboard for teachers to analyze student performance and make data-driven decisions.

Motivating rewards: Incentives and recognition for students to keep them motivated and excited about reading.

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Implement an effective cycle of reading practice

Effortlessly create personalised targets around the three factors proven to make reading practice most effective: comprehension, quantity, and complexity.

Guided by their Star Reading results, students choose books that are just the right level of challenge for them, giving them motivation and keeping them engaged.

A quick comprehension quiz assesses how well students understood what they read. Plus, other quizzes check their vocabulary and literacy skills that play a fundamental role in their reading development.

A suite of powerful reports gives you quick and efficient insight into every student’s reading progress, letting you spend more time with each student and personalise their learning experience.

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Read what are they saying about AR

What we like about Accelerated Reader is that the students can take control of their reading, understand exactly where they are, and choose what books they like and how they want to carry on reading in the future.

We are delighted to share our success in promoting a culture of reading across secondary education, and the Accelerated Reader and Star Reading programs have been pivotal to this success.

I absolutely would recommend Accelerated Reader and Star Reading. It makes promoting reading and measuring progress much more tangible, making it easier to identify students who are not reading.

Watch what are they saying about AR

Park International School, Lisbon

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