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What is Accelerated Reader?

AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer - passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood what has been read.

AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help the child set targets and ongoing reading practice. Children using AR have a free choice of the books they read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience, as they feel in control and can choose books that are interesting to them. Staff in school will help your child choose books that are at an appropriate reading level. These will be challenging without being frustrating, and will also be at a level at which your child can pass the quiz and experience success.

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