Accelerated Reader Program

Parent's Guide to Accelerated Reader
Parent Resource
AR Book Finder

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a web based program that:

  • Makes reading practice more effective and fun for every student.
  • Personalizes reading practice to each student’s current independent level.
  • Uses books available in your home, the school or public library, and the classroom.
  • Measures students’ reading comprehension on each book read.
  • Builds a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Parents and Students Can Search for AR Books from Home!

Accelerated Reader has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which you and your child can access outside of school from
any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, you and your child to share information about his/her progress in Accelerated Reader.  Please, log in and find out how your child is doing!

For more information please read the following document

Renaissance Home Connect

Parents, teachers, and students can conduct book searches by author, readability level, point value, and topic from home. They can place the titles in their online AR Book Bag, print it, and take it to their library. Visit

Reading Success is easy with AR:

  1. Student Reads a Book. Students choose books at their appropriate reading levels and read them at their own pace.
  2. Student Takes a Quiz. Accelerated Reader quizzes of five or ten questions monitor students’ reading performance and vocabulary growth.
  3. Immediate Feedback. Students and teachers get quiz scores immediately.