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What is Accelerated Reader?

AR is a reading program that helps teachers support and monitor children’s reading practice. Students pick books at their own level and read it at their own pace. There are two main parts to this programme which work together to help students improve as readers.

1) Star Reading test - an online test used to measure your child’s reading level. The test uses multiple-choice questions which continually adjust depending on the students responses. Students are the given a ZPD range (Zone of Proximal Development) between 0.5 and 13.5.

2) Accelerated Reader - includes over 30,000 books with each book assigned three scores to help your child make a suitable choice; book level, points and interest level.

How is it used at Chase Terrace Technology College?

This AR programme will impact on students progress in all subjects and will be run by the English Department and the Library. Students will take five Star tests throughout Year 7 and will also have dedicated      

Accelerated Reader

AR Bookfinder Website

AR Bookfinder Guide

Useful Information:

Book Level -  represent the difficulty of the text and range from 0.5-13.5.

Points - are based on the length of the book (word count). Points are earned by passing quizzes.

Interest Level -  indicates for which age group a book is suitable for. It is based on the content and themes. These are recommendations only and teachers and parents are recommended to use their best judgement when guiding pupils.

If you have any further questions regarding the Accelerated Reader programme, please contact

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