Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a popular reading program that provides personalized reading practice for each student; assesses performance; and allows teachers, students, and parents to see student progress. Faith uses Accelerated Reader as a core part of reading in elementary grades.

The Process
  1. Student Reads a Book: Students choose books at their appropriate reading levels and read them at their own pace. Parents can use AR BookFinder or talk to your child’s teacher to help select books.
  2. Student Takes a Quiz: Accelerated Reader Enterprise offers more than 140,000 quizzes to help you motivate and monitor students’ reading and vocabulary growth.
  3. You Get Information: Teachers get immediate feedback on the reading and vocabulary progress of each student. Parents can view student status and growth at AR Home Connect.

Your username and password to check progress are the same that your child currently uses ate school to take quizzes. These are included in the specific parent letters that are sent home. (You can sign up for email notifications showing your student's quiz or test results. Click Email Setup after logging in to AR Home Connect.)

Additional Resources

For more resources on Accelerated Reader, AR BookFinder, Renaissance Home Connect, and STAR Assessments, please visit the parent's page provided by Renaissance Learning. You will find background information about how these programs work, tips on how to use them effectively, and frequently asked questions.