Alton Memorial Jr. High School

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Why AR

This reading program is a computer program that tests students on books they read from the library. It is based on 3 simple steps that form the foundation for the self-paced, individualized reading program.

First, the program allows each student to select his own reading material. Next, it allows students to read at their own level and pace themselves--often far ahead of actual grade level. The last step involves testing. The students take multiple-choice test on the computer in their classroom.

The tests are carefully designed to verify that the students have read the book. Because students get recognition for increasing the difficulty of the books they read, as well as the quantity, students are encouraged to explore more challenging works.

Readers Today...Leaders Tomorrow!