The Accelerated Reader program, a product of Renaissance Learning, is an individualized (work-at-your-own-pace) computer-based reading program designed to motivate students to read books. Basically the program works like this: A student reads a library book that has an AR quiz. The student then takes a computerized quiz on the book. After finishing the quiz, the student gets a point score. The program keeps track of every student’s points. The purpose of the point system is to recognize the student for his or her reading achievement, which in turn motivates the student to keep reading.
The Anniston Community Education Foundation, evolved from a Partial Consent Decree between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Solutia in 2003, is dedicated to improving the quality of education in the targeted communities of Anniston. The foundation works to empower youth in our community through efforts that foster strong literacy skills, strengthen parental engagement, and promote high school dropout prevention. Learn more about ACEF online at www.annistoncef.org.