What is Accelerated Reader?

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer package that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/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). AR gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct on-going reading practice.

Children using AR 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.

Teachers and librarians help your child choose books at an appropriate readability level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that your child can pass the quiz and experience success.

If your child does not do well on the quiz, the teacher or librarian may:

  • Choose another book that is more appropriate.
  • Ask more probing questions as your child reads and before your child takes a quiz.
  • Offer your child guided reading support.

In most cases, children really enjoy taking the quizzes. Since they’re reading books at their reading and interest levels, they are likely to be successful. This is satisfying for most children. Best of all, they learn and grow at their own pace.

If you have any queries about the Accelerated Reader Programme, please contact Mr Martin (Literacy Coordinator).

Login and key documents

Home Connect Parent Login: https://ukhosted51.renlearn.co.uk/1977705/HomeConnect/

Parent AR Guide: parentarguide

Home Connect Guide: parenthomeconnect