Accelerated Reader

  • Grades 1 – 5 will use Accelerated Reader.
    AR – Accelerated Reader is an online database used to test reading comprehension. After finishing a book, the student takes a short, multiple-choice online quiz. These quizzes are also available in Spanish and read-aloud versions. 

     AR is a one-time assessment of reading comprehension. There are no retakes or deleting quizzes.


    To find out if a book has an AR quiz available, go to AR Bookfinder.

What is Accelerated Reader?

  • Accelerated Reader offers unlimited access to hundreds of quizzes on books from publishers around the world. With so many fun, motivational quizzes to choose from, students will be able to read most books they choose - from home, from the school library, from the public library - and take the associated Accelerated Reader quiz. The Accelerated Reader is a computer-based reading motivation program that is currently in use by more than 14,000 schools across North America.

    The program is simple: The child either reads or has read to him a book from the Accelerated Reader book list. The child then takes a computerized test on the book, answering simple multiple-choice questions that check their recall of basic facts and events in the book. After finishing the test, the child gets a point score based on the difficulty level of the book and the number of questions they answered correctly. The computer keeps track of every student’s points. We would like you as a parent also to become involved in our Accelerated Reader program. One way you can do this is to read to your child. Major research has revealed that the most important factor determining whether a child will become a proficient reader is whether they are read to by a parent. Reading aloud to and with your child is one of the most important things you can do to help him or her become a good reader.