The Accelerated Reader program is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension.
Students select books on their reading level, read independently or with a buddy, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer.
Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level. Students get a percentage of these points based on how many of the test questions they get right. The program tracks their progress over the course of the school year.
Tips for Students/Parents
Discuss with your teacher your individual reading level. You will be required to read books that have a reading level within a specific range, for example: reading level 5.7 - 6.3.
If you read a book below your reading level, it will be very easy to read, but may not be acceptable to your teacher for earning points for your Accelerated Reader assignments.
If you read a book above your reading level, it will be more difficult to read, and may or may not be acceptable to your teacher for earning points for your Accelerated Reader assignments. It is best to read within the Accelerated Reader (AR) range assigned by your reading teacher.