Accelerated Reader

    Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer program that helps teachers and students monitor children's independent reading practice. Students pick books at their own level and read them at their own pace. When finished, students take short quizzes on the computer (passing the quiz is an indication that the student understood what was read). AR gives students, teachers and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help students set goals and direct on-going reading practice.

    Students using AR choose their own books to read, 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.

    Teachers and librarians help students choose books at their appropriate readability level that will be challenging for them without being frustrating, ensuring that students can pass their quizzes and experience success.

    In most cases, students really enjoy taking the quizzes. Since they're reading books at their reading and interest levels, they are likely to be more successful. This is satisfying for most students. Best of all, they learn and grow at their own pace! 

    Acclerated Reader Bookfinder

    Alpine Lakes Elementary School has quizzes that are available on fiction and non-fiction books, textbooks, supplemental materials, and magazines. Most are in the form of reading practice quizzes, although some are curriculum-based with multiple subjects.

Laura Gonsalves, Accelerated Reader Program
  • Mrs. Gonsalves is the Accelerated Reading Coordinator for the fall and spring reading contest. The fall contest is 1st quarter and the spring contest is the whole month of March.


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