Accelerated Reader is a computer-based reading comprehension programme which allows children to access comprehension quizzes on the books they are reading which helps to promote reading for pleasure across the school. Children are assessed termly to determine their reading range and then pupils are allowed to select their own choice of book within their range. This ensures that pupils are selecting books at the correct pitch and challenge. At regular intervals, children are quizzed to ensure that they are comprehending the books they are selecting to read for themselves. Progress is measured in terms of reading age and oral fluency.
If you would like to experience a reading quiz for yourself, here is a sample quiz that will mimic what your child is completing at school. Each quiz measures a child's comprehension of the book they have read.