As you are aware at Carisbrooke College we aim for all students to aspire and achieve. Accordingly, as a way to ensure all students are able to progress at Carisbrooke, we have been driving literacy across the curriculum in many different ways. Therefore, one of the college’s main focuses is for students to read for pleasure and thus stretch their reading skills and experiences. Accordingly, the ‘Accelerated Reader Program’ (AR) at our college is used to make essential reading practice more effective for every student.
The aim of AR is to personalise, manage and assess each student’s reading practice and to build understanding of effective reading and learning. A number of research studies have documented the positive impact of Accelerated Reader on student reading achievement, motivation and their amount of reading.
Since joining the ‘Accelerated Reader Programme’ there has been a positive marked impact on our students’ reading levels. Accordingly, there is evidence that the program is assisting with the overall progress of literacy. It is wonderful to see so many students embracing this excellent opportunity and to hear them sharing their experiences of the different texts they have encountered so far.
Literacy Centre Leader at Carisbrooke College