Renaissance Learning, Inc. created Accelerated Reader software to monitor and assess reading practice. Accelerated Reader assesses each student's reading level, provides non-fiction articles, recommends books and provides progress reports for the student as well as the teacher.
Accelerated Reader provides articles that interest students to help them develop their reading skills. They encounter activities for non-fiction articles, such as highlight and tag, writing prompts and comprehension quizzes. As students experience success in reading comprehension, skills and confidence grow, and they naturally progress to increasingly complex reading materials.
The program provides the Discovery Bookshelf, designed to personalize independent reading and inspiring students to choose from books based on their reading levels and interests. Accelerated Reader provides more than 170,000 titles with reading quizzes.