What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?

  • The Accelerated Reader is a curriculum-based assessment tool that provides a summary and analysis of results to enable teachers to monitor both the quantity and quality of reading practice engaged in by their students. Students administer comprehension tests voluntarily themselves, and the system is intended specifically to have strong formative effects on subsequent learning. 


    How Does My Child Choose an Appropriately Leveled Book?
    Your child should choose a book of strong interest within his/her Z.P.D.  The Zone of Proximal Development is the range of readability levels that your child should choose books from to develop vocabulary and comprehension.  Your child's teacher can assist you with this leveled range based on test reports, child performance and teacher observation.
    Would You Like to Find Out If Your Book is an AR Book?
    Please click this book icon to download directions on how to utilize the AR BookFinder instrument, an important tool for parents and students.