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Engage Students, Motivate Practice, Impact Growth

Every  student can become their most amazing self and discover a lifelong love of reading with the guidance of an expert teacher. Designed based on years of careful research to help teachers introduce students to the magic of books and reading, Accelerated Reader products are the most widely used K–12 reading practice programs. Here's why:

“Perfect practice” made painless

The importance of reading practice in preparing students for college and career success is widely recognized. But not all reading practice is created equal. Research shows effective practice requires deep engagement, active ownership of learning, and the right level of challenge. Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Reader 360 take over the heavy lifting in supporting this “perfect practice” for teachers, giving them valuable time back to do what they do best — connecting with students and creating phenomenal learning experiences in the classroom.

Student-Driven. Teacher-Guided.

Accelerated Reader products help you set the right goals, match kids with the right reading materials, and gain deeper insight into progress quickly and efficiently - giving you more time back to differentiate and personalize each child’s learning experience for a profound and proven impact on growth.

Students are empowered to own their learning with essential guidance from their teacher and self-monitoring of progress towards goals

How it works: Guide, Engage, Practice, Grow

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    1. Guide

    Set goals, monitor progress, and provide feedback on reading and skills practice.

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    2. Engage

    Nearly 200,000 quizzes and skills practice activities* ensure students will never run out of choices. Plus, they’ll see personalized suggestions based on their own reading history.

    * nonfiction articles and close reading skills practice available in Accelerated Reader 360 version only

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    3. Practice

    The main event: based on personalized goals, hone close reading skills in built-in nonfiction articles*. Book and article quizzes help practice independent reading comprehension.

    * nonfiction articles and close reading skills practice available in Accelerated Reader 360 version only

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    4. Grow

    Robust analytics and reporting give you instant insight into progress toward reading goals and mastery. Quickly identify who needs more support and adjust students’ individual paths toward growth.

Features that deliver motivation and effective practice

Helping every student become a flourishing reader, ready to succeed in college and career

Goal setting

GUIDE: Maximize independent reading time by setting the right goals.

Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Reader 360® allow you to effortlessly create personalized goals around the three factors proven to make reading practice most effective:

  1. 1. Comprehension
  2. 2. Quantity (engaged reading time)
  3. 3. Complexity (level)

Your Star Reading® data flow seamlessly into Accelerated Reader products to automatically create goals at a students ‘just-right’ reading level and to personalize reading recommendations.

Choice & Motivation

Engage: Motivate every student with “just-right” recommendations and endless choice.

Accelerated Reader makes it easy to build motivation, engagement, and a love of reading through matching students with books (nearly 200,000 of them!) aligned to their interests and at the right level of challenge – and by offering extensive choice in what to read next.

Personalize and inspire independent reading

Students see book suggestions targeted precisely to their reading level. As they read and take quizzes, recommendations become more refined baased on their interests.

Comprehensive Practice

Practice: Build skills beyond reading comprehension.

Activities in Accelerated Reader go beyond how assessing how well students understand what they read – building the vocabulary and literacy skills that play a fundamental role in the reading process and contribute greatly to comprehension.

Many titles offer vocabulary practice and literacy skills quizzes, in addition to the standard reading comprehension quiz.

Monitor Reading Practice

Practice: Gain actionable insights to accelerate student growth.

A complete menu of powerful reports provides quick and efficient insight into every child’s progress, freeing teachers to spend more time with each student in better differentiating and personalizing the learning experience.

Research inspires the best reading practice available

Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Reader 360 are some of the most heavily researched programs in the world, with one of the largest databases of K–12 learning analytics. This invaluable insight tells us what makes practice effective and what doesn't, so teachers can confidently focus on exactly what accelerates growth.

2x college and career Reading
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Built upon insights from more than 2.8 billion real-world student data points

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Backed by over 30 experimental or quasi-experimental studies, 29 studies published in peer-review journals, 153 studies led independently

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Students using Accelerated Reader products are nearly twice as likely to be college and career ready