“Our primary purpose is to accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.”
Accelerated Reading Mission Statement
Accelerated Reader is the monitoring technology designed to help motivate and monitor student reading practice. When Accelerated Reader is used it has been shown to accelerate reading growth for all students, regardless of ability. It has been proven that students show the most reading improvement if they regularly practise reading within a range of difficulty that is neither too challenging nor too easy.
Once a student’s reading level has been established via the Accelerated Reader STAR test, they are directed to books within that level. Once they have read their book, they log on to Accelerated Reader (within 24-48 hours of finishing the book) and complete a multiple choice, comprehension quiz.
When the student is consistently achieving over 85% on the quizzes, they are moved up to the next level of books.
Please be assured that staff do not rely on this system regarding the suitability of content or literary merit for individual readers.
Quizzes can be completed at school during break and lunchtime; also during PSHE.
For further details, please visit the Accelerated Reader website http://www.renlearn.com/ar/