AR is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor students' independent reading practice.
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. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher or librarian then uses to help your student set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
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.