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Accelerated Reader (AR)


Please see the link below with information about AR:

A Parent’s Guide to Accelerated Reader

Ballymacward Primary School

Your child will be participating in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program.  This guide will give you information about the program. If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher or visit the AR website at to find out more.

Here is a link to our school's entry portal for quizzing on Accelerated Reader:



Wondering if a quiz is available for a particular book? Here is a link to Accelerated Reader Bookfinder:

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What is Accelerated Reader?

AR is part of the Renaissance Reading software package recently adopted by the school to encourage and improve reading, measure growth of the individual reader and to provide quality reading for all.  It allows for personalised learning targets to be set up and for progress to be easily monitored. This short guide will help you to understand the system better so that you can support your child with their reading.


Your child will choose a book at their own level and read it at their own pace.  When finished, they will take a short quiz on the computer.  Passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood the book. 


AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice. 

AR is used as part of a comprehensive reading programme in place at Ballymacward Primary School.  While we continue to teach the skills of reading in class through guided reading texts and whole class texts, the AR books chosen by your child will provide them with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have developed. 


Pupils using AR are encouraged to progress at their own pace and they have personalised targets based on their reading ability. The aim of AR is for all children to succeed in achieving their targets.

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