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Accelerated Reader
Adolescent Literacy

Accelerated Reader was found to have no discernible effects on reading fluency or comprehension for adolescent learners.

Accelerated Reader™ is a computerized supplementary reading program that provides guided reading instruction to students in grades K–12. It aims to improve students’ reading skills through reading practice and by providing frequent feedback on students’ progress to teachers. The Accelerated Reader™ program requires students to select and read a book based on their area of interest and reading level. Upon completion of a book, students take a computerized quiz based on the book’s content and vocabulary. Quiz performance allows teachers to monitor student progress and to identify students who may need additional reading assistance.

Findings

2
studies that met standards out of
57
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Comprehension Potentially positive effects 3-8
 
 
2
Reading fluency No discernible effects 3-5 --

Last Updated: August 2010

Race

Asian
3%
Black
7%
Native American
0%
White
71%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
16%
Not Hispanic
83%

Gender

Male: 51%
Female: 49%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

23%

English Learners

English Learners icon
7%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Individual

Urbanicity

Suburban

Locations

TX, OR
South, West


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