Accelerated Reader is a computer based program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice to help develop both confidence and a love of books in our pupils.
Each child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace.
When finished, they take a short quiz on the computer - the quiz is an indication that of how well the child has understood what has been read.
AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results which the teacher then uses to help the child set targets and ongoing reading practice.
Accelerated reading is designed not only to help children make good levels of guided progress in their reading and to ensure that the children have a good comprehension of what they read but also to help foster a sense of choosing books for pleasure.