Accelerated Reader is a program designed to encourage and promote successful reading.

Implemented in Grades 1 through 5 at Valley View, Accelerated Reader assesses students’ reading levels and is used to monitor and manage both their in-classroom and independent reading practices. AR helps students track their reading comprehension by providing them the tools to measure their improvement. It places focus on the careful reading of books, which in turn promotes critical thinking.

With AR, our goals are to:

  • Motivate students and keep them challenged in their reading
  • Increase parental support with web-based, school-to-home communications
  • Develop lifelong readers and learners