What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?
AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage
and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at
his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a
short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child
understood what was read.) AR gives children, and teachers, feedback based
on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals
and direct ongoing reading practice.