Maple Court Academy

Accelerated Reader


Accelerated Reader Information

Accelerated Reader is a national program used to assist in the improvement of pupil’s reading abilities and their comprehension of what they read. Accelerated Reader provides pupils with thousands of book choices (and quizzes) to meet their individual reading needs. Statistics show that the more a child reads, the higher his/her performance is in all subject areas.

This program uses a computer-based vocabulary test called the STAR test that adjusts while the pupil is taking the test to her/his individual reading level. Pupils complete this initial testing early on in the school year. Each child is then given a ZPD score which determines the level of book they choose.

Each pupil has been given (or will be given) a Point Goal based on their reading level which they must meet each half term. After reading the book each child will take an online comprehension quiz. (This can only be done at school)

Please note that the goal is for each pupil to score 85% or higher on the Reading Practice quiz. If they score lower than this they may want to consider choosing a book in the lower end of your range. The star reading test is repeated throughout the year as each child progresses with their reading.

If you have questions, please see your child’s class teacher or Mrs Clews
Home Connect for Parents
Home Connect is a fun, easy-to-use web-based interface that allows parents to view their child’s progress in Accelerated Reader. Once you’ve signed on you can click Email Setup to sign up and receive emails showing your student’s quiz or test results.

1. Log on to
2. Type in your child’s User Name and Password. (See your teacher or child for user name and password information.)

If you require a paper copy of any of the pages / documents published on this website, please click here and complete the form stating which page(s) / document(s) you require along with your name and address.