What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?

Accelerated Reader is for all of our year 7, 8 & 9 students. Readers are expected to do a minimum of 20 minutes at home each day to make progress towards their half-term target. When you successfully complete an online quiz, you accumulate points and add to your total word count. By doing regular reading level tests, we provide readers with a ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) to help you find challenging books at a level that's right for you.

Form Tutors will offer you encouragement over the coming months and the English Department and Library Team currently monitor and advise students on progress. The Library occasionally contacts home to discuss progress with parents.

Can parents and students keep track of progress?

Yes! Year 7, 8 & 9 students and parents can sign up for automatic email updates and view your reading progress through Accelerated Reader Home Connect . Apply the same username and password you use to quiz about books at school.

In the top right you can sign up for automatic email updates. On the main screen you'll see the results of your most recent quiz, and total progress and point's achieved this term. You can change the marking period to display results for the whole year. You can also open the bookshelf to display the full range your quizzed books. Quizzing is only possible during school hours.

Look at the school news pages and our Twitter feed to see awards and ceremonies for outstanding AR students and our most recent million word readers.

Amazing LSA Accelerated Reader feats: Our Year 7, 8 & 9 students succeeded with their target of 100,000,000 words read by Spring half-term 2015.

Happy quizzing, and good luck!!! 

To search for a book or access your library account, click here

Find children's books in general by genre, suitability or level of difficulty by using 'AR Bookfinder'