Accelerated Reader (AR) is the computerized reading management software that JCS uses as an essential practice component of our core reading curriculum. There are three easy steps involved in the process:
- Students choose AR-tagged books to read at their appropriate reading levels.
- At computers in the classroom or the Library, students take comprehension quizzes on material contained within the books.
- Students receive immediate information on their performance, with correct responses to questions provided for quizzes which are passed.
Teachers consistently receive data pertaining to quizzes passed, average book levels, and comprehension percentages. This feedback allows teachers to personalize instruction and thus enables students to achieve maximum growth. Research has proven that schools which use AR are schools in which state standards are mastered and test scores show improvement.
Non-fiction as well as fiction titles are included in our listing.