Accelerated Reader assesses a student’s reading level, recommends book titles at that reading level and tests student comprehension of selected books. AR software is a way to monitor a student's independent reading practices.
Through the AR program, teachers and librarians can track student reading progress and ability. The reader chooses a book and reads it at his own speed and then takes a short test on the computer. The results of this quiz indicate whether or not the student understood what was read. Also, teachers can use these results to help students set reading goals and choose books at the appropriate reading level, so they experience reading success.
AR programs generate reports on student reading comprehension, how much the student is reading and other diagnostic information.