ERIC Number: ED421690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
How Accelerated Reader Quizzes Are Designed. Report from the Institute for Academic Excellence.
Institute for Academic Excellence, Inc. Madison, WI.
This concise report begins with an overview of the Accelerated Reader (AR), a learning information system designed to help teachers manage literature-based reading. It goes on to describe how AR quizzes are designed to meet three main criteria: providing an efficient, unbiased assessment of reading comprehension; motivating students to practice reading; and giving teachers good information about the reading behaviors of students, to keep students reading within their zone of proximal development (ZPD), and to keep them succeeding as readers. A six-item bibliography is attached. (SR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Motivation, Standardized Tests, Student Motivation, Test Construction
Advantage Learning Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 8036, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8036 (free to educators).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Academic Excellence, Inc. Madison, WI.