Accelerated Reader Rocks!
Updated November 07, 2019

Accelerated Reader Rocks!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Renaissance Accelerated Reader

We currently use Accelerated Reader school-wide. This helps us track student reading practice and guide us in recommending reading. Teachers submit weekly reports and at a point goal of 2.5 with an 85 average. These goals are aligned to district goals. This program ensures reading practice that we would otherwise not be able to track other than with a reading log.
  • Track student reading practice
  • Compare Book Level from STAR to actual book level from reading practice
  • Consolidated reports help to see STAR and AR levels
  • Ability to duplicate classes
  • Share AR classes with STAR so that that we don't have to make separate groups
  • Too many steps for Reports
  • Used daily to track reading.
  • Parents can see progress.
  • Students are motivated to meet goals.
I don't know another program like this. We do have many online resources that we use, but nothing like Accelerated Reader. I like that even when we use ebooks such as Capstone, we can link the book to Renaissance so that they can take the test immediately after the book ends.
I rate Accelerated Reader a 10 because it is user friendly and it is a way to track student reading practice and progress. Teachers have all this data available when they need it or when meeting with parents or other peers to plan interventions for students. Parents also have access to check on their child's reading practice.

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Renaissance Accelerated Reader is well suited for all classes. English Language Arts classes should not be the only classes where students get reading practice. Reading is important across all content areas. It should not be used as punishment so that they enjoy reading. Renaissance Accelerated Reader is used to keep a record of student reading.

Renaissance Accelerated Reader Feature Ratings

Using Renaissance Accelerated Reader

800 - We have a population of about 800 students that use Accelerated Reader on a daily basis. Campus and District Administrators use this data and STAR Reading data for grouping and for the purpose of planning interventions to ensure that certain skills are targeted to ensure student reading success.
3 - I am the person in charge of Accelerated Reader of campus. I make sure that all students are enrolled and that they are coded with the correct demographics. I also have a Library Clerk that helps to support this. The school principal is the one who oversees that the Reading Protocols are followed.
  • Reading Practice
  • Identifying target reading skills
  • Guide interventions and find strategies to target weak skills
  • Reading Races
  • Meet Campus Goals
  • Meet District Goals
  • Continue to guide instruction
  • Ensure reading practice takes place
  • Instill a love or reading
We are very happy with Accelerated Reader and use it on a daily basis. It helps us keep track of student reading practice and helps us to help students find reading material that is at their level and of their interest. STAR Reading also helps us to guide instruction on a daily basis.