Accelerated Reader

Reading is a skill and it requires not just instruction but practice. Reading practice serves a number of purposes. It enables pupils to apply the skills and strategies that you teach. It gives you opportunity to check pupil learning and identify weaknesses. And it draws pupils into world of 'real' reading – a world in which people learn from and enjoy books.

Practice does not automatically lead to growth, however, to be effective, practice must have certain attributes: it must be at the right level of difficulty, cover a sufficient amount of time, be guided by the instructor, and be enjoyable enough to sustain.

The purpose of Accelerated Reader is to enable powerful practice. It does this by:-

  • Providing data that helps you monitor and personalise reading practice;>
  • Encouraging substantial amounts of practice, according to guidelines based on research findings;
  • Making practice fun for pupils by facilitating successful encounters with text.

Click on the links below to learn more about how Accelerated Reader Works:-


Getting Started with Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader Accelerated Reader
Getting results with Accelerated Reader Developing the A/R Library


Star Testing and Quizzing

STAR-Definitions STAR-Pre-test-Instructions
STAR Definitions STAR Test Prepration Checklist
Accelerated Reader STAR Support Tips