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Celebrate 35 years of AR®: Listen to Judi Paul explain why she created Accelerated Reader—and see how the program has changed over the years.


Student-driven. Teacher-guided.

Accelerated Reader puts students in the driver’s seat. You guide students, while engaging quizzes and activities help hone students’ reading skills with authentic practice—encouraging growth.


Personalized goals help students stay focused on the factors that matter most for reading growth—and help you monitor their progress and provide feedback to keep learners on track.


Individual reading recommendations use students’ interests and reading levels to suggest “just-right” titles—or students can self-select from over 200,000 choices!


“Just reading” transforms into high-quality reading practice that fuels growth: Reading quizzes monitor comprehension, while literacy skills and vocabulary quizzes extend student learning and build skills mastery.


Detailed reports provide insights into students’ progress. Paired with Renaissance Star Reading®, track students’ mastery of focus skills aligned to state-specific learning standards.


Literacy for Schools

Create a culture of reading

From recognizing students’ achievements to students discovering new interests, Accelerated Reader helps create a culture of reading through choice.

Students who read more perform better in all their academic coursework. Help all your teachers make up for lost instructional time by helping students learn to love reading. This isn’t high dosage tutoring, but its impact may be even greater.  

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Explore what sets Accelerated Reader apart from the rest

Discover why thousands of educators nationwide have trusted Accelerated Reader for more than three decades.


Discover how Accelerated Reader accelerates growth for all learners


See how we select books for new Accelerated Reader quizzes.

Help students develop a true love for reading

Join the thousands of other educators seeing a difference in their schools and districts with Accelerated Reader.

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