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Accelerated Reader Success Stories

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Students now prolific readers at Northern Ireland primary

St Columba’s Primary School, Co. Tyrone

A strong reading culture has developed at St Columba's Primary School since Accelerated Reader was implemented. Students are reading more widely and staff are able to monitor their progress effectively.


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Reading for pleasure at international prep school

St Andrew’s School, Kenya

An international school in Kenya has seen an improvement in reading standards as students have been motivated to read with Accelerated Reader.


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Gateshead student enjoying success with reading

The Thomas Hepburn Community School, Gateshead

Librarian Claire Harrison, was so impressed with the success one student was enjoying with Accelerated Reader (AR) that she wanted to share her story.


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Ofsted inspectors “hugely impressed with AR”

All Saints Catholic College, Cheshire

Ofsted inspectors were impressed when they visited All Saints Catholic College - not only did they see that results were improving, but they spoke to students who were enthused by reading through the introduction of Accelerated Reader.


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AR and DEAR time work together to create reading culture at West Sussex secondary school

The Angmering School, West Sussex

Dedicated reading time coupled with Accelerated Reader has made all the difference at The Angmering School. Now students are reading like never before and staff are able to support them and intervene effectively to guide their progress.


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Student-centred personalised reading practice at Lancashire SEN school

Wennington Hall School, Lancashire

Accelerated Reader has been part of school like at Wennington Hall for a decade. A residential and day school for students with special educational needs, Wennington Hall has a strong reading culture and commitment to improving the literacy attainment of every student.


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Students with lower abilities make particularly good progress at West Midlands college

Holly Lodge Foundation High School College of Science, West Midlands

Many students have reading levels well below the national average when they join Holly Lodge. Since Accelerated Reader has been implemented, attitudes towards reading have been transformed and students are rapidly improving their reading skills. Ofsted inspectors noted the impact of AR in their latest inspection.


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AR has ‘transformed’ reading at West Midlands school

Perryfields High School Maths and Computing College, West Midlands

The LRC has been brought back to the forefront of student life at Perryfields. Students who traditionally avoided books are now discussing what they are reading with staff and other students.


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Students enjoy reading and quizzing at Essex academy

Clacton County High School, Essex

Students tend to join Clacton County High School with reading levels below where they should be. After implementing Accelerated Reader, the number of books being borrowed from the library increased fourfold and students are reading for pleasure.


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Inspectors impressed by reading culture at Northern Ireland primary school

Holy Family Primary School, County Derry

Inspectors were impressed with the "rich literacy environment" at Holy Family Primary School - students are engaged with reading, and as a result almost all students at the end of Key Stage 2 have reading ages at or above their chronological ages.