Accelerated Reader is an IT-based program aimed at increasing reading for pleasure for children while also boosting their reading comprehension scores. After an initial assessment, the children are given a ZPD (zone of proximal development) and the child chooses a book with that zone. It is important to note that the children choose their own book with the intention of choosing books that they will be keen to read therefore increasing their reading for pleasure. When they have completed the book, they log in online and complete a quiz on the book. The children can progress through the ZPDs and demonstrate a progession in reading comprehension scores. The children are subsequently set target points to meet and when they do, they receive certificates and rewards.
The Launch of Accelerated Reader
Read a book - take a quiz - instant feedback
Accelerated Reader Certificates
Pupil Voice - Accelerated Reader