AR gives teachers the information they need to monitor students’ reading practice. A comprehensive set of reports reveals how much a student has been reading and at what level of complexity, as well as assessing how well they have understood what they have read. Reports can be generated for specific characteristics, such as those in receipt of Pupil Premium allocation.
“AR has had a very positive impact on our school. Some of the benefits include: professional development of staff; increased collaboration between home and school; a more child centred approach to reading; improvements in children’s self-esteem; and increased reading abilities.”
Ballykelly Primary School
“We love Accelerated Reader and how much it engages our students in reading for pleasure every day.”
Pupil Premium funding has been key to our implementation of the programme. We have used it to purchase books to be used with the programme and to support it with other resources such as prizes and incentives.
The Mountbatten School
Motivate students of every ability
AR is an effective support for students in need of intervention, giving them regular small successes as they develop their reading skills. When whole classes work together towards collective targets, and their successes are recognised in assemblies and display noticeboards, a culture of reading rapidly forms.
Students receive a TOPS Report every time they complete a quiz, showing their progress towards their personalised targets based on the quantity and complexity of the books they read.
How AR works
AR is a cloud-based programme, hosted on network sites. Students and teachers log onto the programme to take quizzes and access reports.
Quizzes can be taken on computers, laptops, tablets, and through the AR Student App for Apple iOS devices.
AR is available by subscription. Quotations are tailored to the specific needs of each school, and are available on request.
Monitoring reading practice
At its heart, Accelerated Reader is simple. A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills.
Students develop reading skills most effectively when they read appropriately challenging books – difficult enough to keep them engaged but not so difficult that they become frustrated. Regular STAR Reading assessments determine each student’s current reading level and the range of book levels within which the student ought to be reading in order to make the greatest progress.
“Not only have students’ reading ages increased, their understanding of the text has increased in depth. They are now reading with emotion, recognising punctuation, and understanding how punctuation affects the meaning of the text. This has an impact on every subject taught in school.”
Tina Gray, Darlington School of Mathematics and Science
More information about Accelerated Reader
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You will be introduced to the key features of AR, see how it works, and have the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have about the product. The demo will last approximately 30 minutes.