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Accelerated Reader Success Stories

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“Quiz buzz” at South London boys school

Harris Academy Beckenham, South London

Reading practice quizzes have made all the difference at Harris Academy Beckenham. Library circulation has increased and students are visiting the library. There is a "quiz buzz" before and after school and during breaks.


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Improved literacy skills having a school-wide impact at Darlington school

Darlington School of Mathematics and Science, Co. Durham

A large number of students joining Darlington School of Mathematics and Science have reading ages well below their chronological ages. Accelerated Reader motivates them to practise reading, with the result that their reading levels have improved and they are more able to access the curriculum.


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AR creates “new excitement for reading” at international school

British Embassy School Ankara, Turkey

Students at the British Embassy School Ankara are reading appropriately challenging books thanks to Accelerated Reader. There is an excitement for reading as students are motivated to read for pleasure, evidenced by a large increase in the number of students visiting the library.


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Reading has become part of everyday life at Kent secondary school

The Malling School, Kent

Students are reading for pleasure at the Malling School. Reading has been made part of the timetable, and students are using the library at all times of the day. A culture of reading has spread across the school, and reading levels are rising as a result.


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Children love reading at Essex primary school

Holland Park Primary School, Essex

Students love taking quizzes on the books they have read at Holland Park Primary School. Engagement with reading is improving and many of them are passing their quizzes with flying colours.


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Students accessing the curriculum in Kent secondary school

Saint George's Church of England School, Kent

Subject teachers across Saint George's Church of England School are benefitting from the reading culture that has developed, as students can now read to a higher level and are more able to access the curriculum.


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Students embracing the power of reading in North London comprehensive

Friern Barnet School, North London

Many students joining Friern Barnet School have low reading ages and struggle to access the curriculum. Accelerated Reader has motivated them to read and helped to unlock their potential for learning across the school.


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Library busy all day in North Yorks school

King James's School, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Librarian Lisa Bryden had used Accelerated Reader at a previous school and knew that she wanted to implement the programme at her new school. Her past experience with AR has been repeated, with books flying off the shelves of the library and students gaining in confidence.


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Kent primary school students delighted with their progress

Kingsnorth Church of England Primary School, Kent

Reading has been put at the heart of Kingsnorth after an incoming head teacher brought his past experiences with Accelerated Reader to his new school. Students are now reading appropriate books, are enjoying reading, and are recognising their own progress.


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Students becoming better writers and readers in transition mini-school

Dover Christ Church Academy, Kent

Students in the APLUS mini-school at Dover Christ Church Academy receive additional support during the transition from primary to secondary education. Attitudes towards reading have been transformed since Accelerated Reader was introduced.