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Accelerated Reader

Information about Accelerated Reader 

(Copied from the Renaissance Learning website)

All learning starts with reading. It’s a skill and, as with every skill, it requires not just instruction but practice.

AR serves as the practice component of a comprehensive reading program by promoting personalized practice combined with data to monitor and manage that practice. With nearly 70,000 nonfiction titles, it's easy to integrate content-area reading practice as well.

With AR, teachers can:

  • Motivate students for learning. Self-selected reading at students' independent reading levels results in success, which spurs enthusiasm, higher attendance, fewer discipline problems, and better attitudes. Students will be motivated to read constantly.
  • Receive reliable, objective information. The data cover reading comprehension of fiction and nonfiction reading, vocabulary development, literacy skills development, and more.
  • Prepare students for college and career. Students engage in substantial amounts of reading practice and receive immediate feedback. As a result, scores improve on state tests and more students master standards—research proves it.
  • Keep all students challenged. Students are guided to books where the level of difficulty is neither too hard nor too easy—the level at which optimal learning takes place.

(Photographs and information taken from the Renaissance Learning website)