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Acclerated Reader (AR)



All learning starts with reading. It’s a skill and, as with every skill, it requires not just instruction but practice.  AR serves as the practice component of a comprehensive reading program by promoting personalized practice combined with data to monitor and manage that practice.  With more than 70,000 nonfiction titles, it's easy to integrate content-area reading practice as well.

With AR, teachers can:
  • Motivate students for learning. Self-selected reading at students' independent reading levels results in success, which spurs enthusiasm, higher attendance, fewer discipline problems, and better attitudes. Students will be motivated to read constantly.
  • Receive reliable, objective information. The data covers reading comprehension of fiction and nonfiction reading, vocabulary development, literacy skills development, and more.
  • Prepare students for college and career. Students engage in substantial amounts of reading practice and receive immediate feedback. As a result, scores improve on state tests and more students master standards—research proves it.
  • Keeps all students challenged. Students are guided to books where the level of difficulty is neither too hard nor too easy—the level at which optimal learning takes place.
When do parents receive an AR username and password?

At the start of the school year or upon acceptance into The Lakeside School, will be assigned a username and password to login to ACCELERATED READER.

To login and check your students' progress, click below:

Accelerated Reader Student Progress

If your student is out sick and needs to take an AR test, please contact me at (334)616-2661 and I will send you the link for them to take a test.

If you have LOST or FORGOTTEN your student's username and password, please email:

Alice Kay Shoemaker
B.S., Troy University

Do you have questions about ACCELERATED READER?

If you have questions about the AR Program at Lakeside, it is best to contact your child's homeroom teacher.