Accelerated Reader Programme
This year Debden Park High School will be using the Accelerated Reader scheme.
What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?
AR is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice.
Your child picks a book at his or her own level and reads it at their own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.)
AR gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher and librarian then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoingreading practice.
Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.
A reward system is put in place to encourage students to read and enjoy books.