The types of quizzes offered by the Accelerated Reader program are vocabulary, reading, early readers, literacy skills and textbook practice tests. There are also recorded voice quizzes in both Spanish and English, especially geared towards ELL students who are beginning to learn English. The Accelerated Reader is a software program developed by Renaissance Learning, Inc. used by students in primary and secondary schools.
The Accelerated Reader software helps with individualized reading and can assess a student's progress, such as his reading level and the quality of his reading. Another feature of the program is that it suggests reading material for the specific grade and reading level of the student.
Depending on the specific quiz, it can contain up to twenty questions. For example, the recorded voice quizzes for early readers can have three questions. Reading quizzes can measure how well a student understands an assigned book. The textbook quizzes are a supplement to a reading program that uses reading textbook series from companies that include Macmillan/McGraw Hill and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
A student's reading level is established by a reading test administered at the start of the school year. A student can then choose a book from the Accelerated Reader BookFinder list, which contains more than 100,000 fiction and nonfiction titles. After reading the book, he can take any of the quizzes that correspond to that book. Parent and teachers can view the student's reading progress.