Accelerated Reader is a reading programme which monitors and manages independent reading practice. A student’s reading range is determined by a STAR Reading assessment. A book is then chosen within that range and an online quiz is completed once the book has been read. Quizzes can be completed in the LRC before school, break and lunch, using iPads. Students are also given an opportunity at the start of every English lesson to complete a quiz as well as in mentoring if time permits. The aim of the programme is to help students improve their reading skills through support with book selection, regular quizzing and testing. All students enrolled on AR need an AR levelled book for their English class but have free choice when it comes to their other reading material!
Accelerated Reader can be accessed directly from the student desktop or here. Enrolled students are all aware of their username and password.