What Are Online AR Tests for Students?

Renaissance Learning offers Accelerated Reader tests online that assess student's recall and comprehension of books they have read. AR tests are available for a wide variety of titles taught in school and also for titles read independently by students outside of class.

AR tests, originally offered in a paper and pencil format, contain factual questions about the text. Teachers use the tests to check whether students have completed reading assignments. With the addition of AR software and online tests, the company provides teachers with a way to aggregate and monitor student reading progress through online reports and analysis. Many teachers use successful performance on AR tests as a motivational tool for student reading.