Accelerated Reader Program
Accelerated Reader (AR) software makes the essential student practice component of any reading curriculum more effective. Using AR, this practice time is personalized to each students individual level to ensure a high rate of success and immediately followed by feedback to help educators target instruction. Personalized reading practice includes guiding students to books at appropriate levels, closely monitoring their progress, and intervening with appropriate instruction when necessary.
Accelerated Reader software and best classroom practices have been shown by scientifically based research to be effective in helping educators dramatically accelerate reading growth in K12 classrooms. Numerous studies by independent researchers demonstrate that students reading abilities improve with the use of Accelerated Reader and best practices, and that the performance gap between high achieving and low-achieving students is substantially reduced.
STAR Readingused for screening and progress-monitoring assessmentis a reliable, valid, and efficient progress-monitoring assessment of general reading achievement and reading comprehension. STAR Reading provides accurate, nationally norm-referenced reading scores for grades 112, criterion-referenced measures of students instructional reading levels, and a way for teachers to track student growth throughout the year.
Last Modified on July 11, 2010