So far this year we have read 12,700,565 words!!
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a targeted programme that helps us monitor children’s independent reading. Children choose a book at their own level and read it at their own pace. Once finished (and parents have signed in their child’s reading diary) they take a short quiz on the computer. Passing the quiz is an indication that they have understood what they have read. AR gives both children and staff immediate feedback based on their quiz results.
To determine a child's reading level children take a computerised reading assessment known as a STAR termly. The test uses multiple-choice questions and adjusts to the children’s responses – if an answer is correct the next question increases in difficulty and vice versa. The test takes approximately 10 minutes.
When children enter KS2 (if they have reached 'Gold' colour banded books), they will start the AR proamramme and all of the reading books that children take home are banded in AR 'zones'.