Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps manage and monitor children's independent reading practice. Children pick a book at their own level and read it at their own pace. When finished, they take a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that the child has understood what was read.) Accelerated Reader gives children, and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.


Children using Accelerated Reader choose their own books to read within their reading range, rather than having one assigned to them; this makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them. The books within a child's reading range are at an appropriate readability level so that they are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that children can pass the quiz and experience success.


According to research, pupils who read at least 35 minutes a day with a 90% comprehension rate on Accelerated Reader quizzes see the greatest gains. Pupils can quiz on books they have read by logging in to Accelerated Reader:


If children are reading books from home or from the library, they could be able to quiz on them. To find out whether a book has an Accelerated Reader quiz, simply click on the link below:

AR Bookfinder

A Parents Guide to Accelerated Reader