Thoughts on Accelerated Reader
April 05, 2021

Thoughts on Accelerated Reader

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Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Renaissance Accelerated Reader

At our school district, we use Accelerated Reader to support our students' reading goals. Accelerated Reader makes students accountable for their own reading/comprehension progress. It is user friendly and the students already know exactly how to use it. In our classroom, we can do "read-alouds" or students can read independently and then they can access Accelerated Reader to take quizzes based on our readings.
  • User friendly.
  • Easy to navigate.
  • Reliable website.
  • The student version is user friendly, but the updated teacher version was a little hard to navigate at first.
  • It sometimes takes a while to update after a student has taken a quiz.
  • When students use their passwords it can be very picky as to how they need to type it. Now that we use Clever that doesn't seem to be an issue anymore.
  • Easy way to track student progress.
  • Students can use it from home and that gives them more options.
  • Students read more because of the program.
We have been using Accelerated Reader for quite some years at our school district. I think it is a good program that gives students the tools to become better readers. The website is user friendly and very self explanatory. Students are able to track their progress and set learning goals.

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During virtual classes, it was a relief to have Accelerated Reader. It was a program students were used to. It made it easier on parents and teachers since everything else was new and overwhelming. Having a program students feel comfortable with even if they have to do it from home was a big plus for us.