Accelerated Reader

Everyone at Alsager Highfields wants to foster and enhance our pupils’ attitude to reading. We  have Accelerated Reader in school for the children to move on to once they have progressed through the book banded levels, reading confidently at level 23. AR helps motivate children to read and understand what they read independently. Many children can read the words but they are not able to recall or comprehend what they read. This system will help with all of these skills and enable them to choose books that are a suitable level for them to read independently.


For additional information on how the Accelerated Reader works, there is a leaflet that can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


If you have a book from home or the local library that you would like to read and then test in school on, then please use the link below to see if it has an AR test:

Type in the title of your book, e.g. ‘Matilda’ and press search.  If there is an AR comprehension test, you will see a picture of the front cover of the book and the relevent information beside it. The BL (Book Level)number indicates if the book is within the ZPD book levels that your child should be selecting books from.


'Matilda' by Roald Dahl is ZPD 5.0, so for someone who has a range of 4.1 – 6.0, this book would be at their appropriate reading level.


Not all books that are read at home need to be AR books, but these are the only books that you can complete a AR comprehension check on once you have read it independently. Sharing any books together is a fantastic thing to do and we will always continue to read quality books of all levels and subjects together, and we hope that you will continue to do the same with your child at home.

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