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Nearly 4,000 schools in the UK use Accelerated Reader (AR), the world’s most popular independent reading management software.

About Accelerated Reader

At its heart, AR is simple. Students read a book, take an AR Quiz, and get immediate feedback. Students get excited and motivated when they see their progress. And teachers can easily monitor and manage students’ independent reading practice.

Over 26,000 books have Accelerated Reader quizzes available for them. By choosing books that interest them, and which are of a suitable level of difficulty, students are motivated to read more and make greater progress with their reading skills.

Renaissance Learning also produces numeracy software to accelerate students’ maths skills and provides assessments in reading, maths and early learning for over 1,000,000 UK students.

Find out more about AR at renlearn.co.uk/ar, or contact a member of our team to arrange an online demonstration of the programme on 020 7184 4040.

Special offer for AR customers

Premier partner, Travelling Books is offering a fabulous 33% discount on all purchase orders over £500. They feature a selection of more than 400 Accelerated Reader titles graded in Levels 2-8 in their online store together with a selection of Accelerated Reader Packs.

Travelling Books are the UK’s leading independent Book Fair provider taking Book Fairs into around 9000 UK Schools each year. Schools can earn a generous commission from hosting a Book Fair and can choose AR graded books and packs as part of their commission spend.

See the current AR selection

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Accelerated Reader is used by over 3,500 schools in the UK to monitor students’ progress in reading and motivate them to read for pleasure.

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We have made available fun, motivational quizzes on some of the biggest books of the year, including the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists and the special £1 World Book Day books.


“Particularly positive effects” – independent study by the Education Endowment Foundation

Findings of the Education Endowment Foundation research

Accelerated Reader has been found to increase the reading age of pupils by 3 additional months in just 22 weeks, according to the results of a randomised controlled trial published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). Low-income pupils benefited even more, with their reading age improving by 5 additional months in the same amount of time.

The trial, funded by EEF and led by the schools themselves, involved pupils at the start of year 7 who had not achieved Level 4 in their primary results for English.

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National Literacy Trust report: Accelerated Reader and Young People’s Reading

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The National Literacy Trust has published its second independent report on students’ attitudes towards reading.

The study found that, overall, students using Accelerated Reader are more likely to:

  • enjoy reading
  • have a favourite book
  • read regularly at least once a week outside class

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About Travelling Books

Every year Travelling Books supplies brilliant Book Fairs to more than 8000 schools across the UK and Ireland. As the UK’s leading independent Book Fair supplier we pride ourselves on offering good quality, carefully selected, exciting titles that children will want to read.

We are passionate about books and enjoy working with schools to encourage every child to develop a love of reading for pleasure together with excellent reading skills and to realise all the benefit this brings.

Schools hosting a Book Fair with Travelling Books earn excellent commission rates. This enables them to choose free books for the classrooms and library from our schools catalogue or online from our web store. Click here to see our top-class range of over 1200 children’s titles selected from leading children’s publishers.

In addition we offer schools a massive 33% discount on all purchase orders over £500 using school budget. This discount applies to all books across our range including dictionaries, thesauri, atlases, reading schemes and Accelerated Reader. There is a wide choice of mixed packs for children up to age 14 including graded Accelerated Reader packs.

If you would like to host a Book Fair in your school or want to buy books and take advantage of our fantastic discounts simply visit our website or call us free on 0800 7315758.

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Travelling Books
Express House
Crow Arch Lane
BH24 1PD

0800 7315758

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