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Title:  Accelerated Reader
Description: The Accelerated Reader program is a guided reading intervention in which teachers are closely involved with student reading of text. It involves two components, the Accelerated Reader software and Accelerated Reader Best Classroom Practices (formerly called Reading Renaissance). The Accelerated Reader software is a computerized supplementary reading program. Accelerated Reader relies on independent reading practice as a way of managing student performance by providing students and teachers feedback from quizzes based on books the students read. Accelerated Reader Best Classroom Practices are a set of recommended principles on guided independent reading (or teachersí direction of studentsí interactions with text) that ensure Accelerated Reader is implemented with integrity.
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Cover Date: October 2008
Web Release: October 14, 2008
Publication #: WWC IRBRAR08
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Achievement (student)
Software tools
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