Accelerated Reader Programme

Parent Information

Accelerated Reader (AR) produces an average of two years’ reading age growth in just one academic year while promoting reading for pleasure.

AR is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice. With AR, teachers can create a reading programme to meet the needs of every student.

Using information generated by the software, teachers can help students select books that are difficult enough to keep them challenged, but not too difficult to cause frustration. In addition, it helps teachers to monitor students’ vocabulary growth, literacy skills development and reading skills taught through other reading schemes.

Pupils take a STAR Reading test to assess their reading level. The results of this assessment provide valuable information for teachers.  The STAR test results include a estimation of reading age, estimation of English National Curriculum Level for Reading and a recommendation of the ideal readability level of books each pupil should read at, called a ZPD.

Our Aims

  • Develop a lifelong love of reading in your students.
  • Motivate students of all ages to read more, suitably challenging, books.
  • Raise literacy standards for students of all ages and abilities.
  • Access instant reporting on each student’s progress and diagnose problems.
  • Demonstrate value from Pupil Premium allocation.

What our students say

“It is helping with punctuation and vocabulary.”

“It’s encouraging me to get prizes after each book also to get a higher reading level.”

“I started at level 4b and now I’m at 5c in English.”

“I have got the habit of reading.”

“Before I just never really got the chance to read at school. Now I read a lot more.”

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Student Login Information

Click the image below to take an AR Test.