What Is The Accelerated Reader?

The Accelerated Reader, or AR, is a learning information system that enables freestanding computer-assisted assessment of student comprehension of "real" books. It facilitates

  • more frequent and more detailed assessment in less time and with greater consistency
  • formative feedback for the student
  • student development of metacognitive awareness
  • increased student motivation to read more, longer, and harder books
  • formative feedback for the teacher
  • class-wide diagnostic information, including alerts regarding students who are at risk
  • teacher promotion and management of effective reading practice
To find out more about how this program is used at Chapman, visit the Chapman Library web page.