Accelerated Reader is a computer-based program that schools may use to monitor reading practice and progress. It helps teachers guide students to books that are on their individual reading levels.
- Students take short quizzes after reading a book to check if they’ve understood it.
- Reading level is based on typical grade-level skills. A score of 2.5 means the student’s skills are typical for a child in the fifth month of second grade.
- After finishing a book, the student takes a short, multiple-choice online quiz, verifying if the student has read the book and understands it.
- Students earn points for every book they read. The number of points is based on the book’s length and difficulty. Students can also earn points when they take the quiz for each book.
- If a student does not pass several quizzes, the teacher may adjust goals or explore why the student is having trouble. A teacher can change the books a student may select at any step in the process.
- Accelerated Reader can help struggling readers find books they will read successfully.
To find out the AR level of your books at home, please click the link below: AR Book Finder Website.