Accelerated Reader


ideal engaged reading time of between 15 – 30 minutes a day

Most recent findings (July 2021) are disappointing: little impact (on KS2).

"The study found that Year 7 pupils who were offered Accelerated Reader made 3 months’ additional progress in reading compared to other similar pupils. For pupils eligible for free school meals the figure was 5 months’ additional progress.""

"For weaker readers, the approach appears to contribute towards catch-up at the start of secondary school, although pupils at very low levels of reading may need initial support from teachers to benefit, if they are not independent readers."