Accelerated Reader is a program that combines technology and research to motivate and increase independent reading.
The child reads a book that is from the Accelerated Reader list. Students may ask if a book is an AR book in the school library or by visiting arbookfind.com. The child then takes a computerized test on the book, answering multiple choice questions that check the child’s recollection of basic facts and events in the book. After completing the test, the child receives a score based on the number of questions he/she has answered correctly. The computer keeps track of each student’s progress, which provides valuable information for teachers, as well as the basics for various “rewards” at school.