Mater Dolorosa Catholic School

Specialized Programs

























                      ACCELERATED READER

What is Accelerated Reader?

Accelerated Reader is a self-paced, computer assisted reading program that tests reading comprehension and provides daily monitoring of a student's reading skills. Students receive continuous and immediate feedback to help teachers individualize reading instruction so that every student achieves maximum reading success.

How Do Students Participate?

Students participate by following three easy steps:

1.)  Select and read a book (fiction or non-fiction) within their assigned reading range.

2.)  Take a computerized reading practice multiple-choice quiz to measure comprehension of the    book.

3.)  Recieve immediate feedback on quiz results that help teachers assist and motivate reading,

monitor progress, and target trouble-spots.

How Do Parents Participate?

Parents participate by ensuring that students maintain their Student Reading Logs and read for the

recommended practice time.

60 minutes/day reading practice time is recommended for Elementary School and students reading

below grade level.

45 minutes/day reading practice is recommended for Middle School.

The time blocks can be broken up over the day between the classroom and home into manageable

sessions of 10, 15, or 20 minutes.

What Are Accelerated Reader Points And How Are They Used?

Each Accelerated Reader book is assigned a point-value based on its length and reading level. Students

earn a percentage of the book's points based on how well they test on the book's Reading Practice quiz. In

this way, points earned are a measure of reading practice. The more time students set aside for reading

practice, the more likely they earn a higher percentage of a book's point-value when they quiz.


Click the link below to learn more about the Accelerated Reading Program:

Click the link below to check the content of books selected from the reading list:


Accelerated Reader

Book List

Lower Grade

Interest Level


Accelerated Reader

Book List

Middle Grade

Interest Level