Mrs. Kathy Coats, Reading Specialist
the parent letter for Accelerated Reader
A computerized reading management system that is designed to increase
information regarding literature-based reading practice. It measures the
quality, quantity, and level of reading, and feeds back to students,
teachers, and parents.
The program motivates students to read which increases comprehension
skills and improves reading for other content areas as well. The students
are encouraged to read more and better books which improves higher
thinking skills and fosters a love of reading.
The students read a book, take a test on the computer, earn points
according to their accuracy. Then certificates, parties, and awards are
The Librarian and Reading Teacher choose the test disks to go along with
books in the library and/or buy books to go along with the tests already
on the computer. A booklet with the names of the Accelerated Reader books
can be found in each classroom, the reading center and library as
well as local libraries and book stores.
Students are asked to choose books on their reading level,
read carefully, take the test, and answer at least 80% correctly.
Individual goals are for improvement in scores.
Class goals are for 100% participation :
1st Grade - goals established by the teacher
2nd Grade - 25 points
3rd Grade - 35 points
4th Grade - 40 points
5th Grade - 50 points
School goal is to earn 16,000 points.