What Is an Accelerated Reading Test?


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Accelerated reading tests are a battery of tests that assess students' reading comprehension skills on individual books in the Accelerated Reader program. Renaissance Learning, Inc. developed the Accelerated Reader program.

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What Is an Accelerated Reading Test?
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Elementary schools around the nation frequently implement the Accelerated Reading program. The program gives students the option of selecting books to read on their own and may suggest book titles based on students' reading comprehension levels. The program takes into consideration a book’s difficulty and length and suggests titles accordingly. After a book is completed, students must take the accelerated reading test to assess their knowledge of the reading material. Students receive points for every correct answer, and the system reports all results back to educators.

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