The Accelerated Reader program is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension. The program gives students the option of selecting books to read on their own and suggest book titles based on students' reading comprehension levels. Students select books on their reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. The program takes into consideration a book's difficulty and length and suggests titles accordingly. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level.
Bay Elementary School participates in the Accelerated Reader program. Media Specialist, Heather O'Toole, coordinates the schoolwide program and supports teachers with classroom implementation. The program provides incentives and rewards in the classroom as well as schoolwide to encourage students to READ, READ, READ! During the 2016-2017 school year, Bay students read and successfully tested with an 80% or above over 11,000 books! Way to go Bay students!