Accelerated Reader (AR)
AR is a program designed to improve reading skills by encouraging students to read indipendently. In this program, the student picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, the student takes a short quiz on the computer.
Students using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.
Information may be found here for CA Elementary Accelerated Reading Goals.