Develop lifelong readers with Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader (AR) produces an average of two years’ reading age growth in just one academic year while promoting reading for pleasure.

AR is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice. With AR, teachers can create a reading programme to meet the needs of every student.

Using information generated by the software, teachers can help students select books that are difficult enough to keep them challenged, but not too difficult to cause frustration. In addition, it helps teachers to monitor students’ vocabulary growth, literacy skills development and reading skills taught through other reading schemes.

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  • Develop a lifelong love of reading in your students
  • Motivate students of all ages to read more, suitably challenging, books
  • Raise literacy standards for students of all ages and abilities
  • Access instant reporting on each student’s progress and diagnose problems
  • Keep prepared for Ofsted inspections
  • Demonstrate value from Pupil Premium allocation.

During our recent OFSTED inspection the inspectors were hugely impressed with Accelerated Reader – not only in terms of the figures they were able to scrutinise, but also from speaking to the children who were enthused by AR.

Julie Carss
Learning Resources Manager and Literacy Intervention Leader, All Saints Catholic College