Document Type

Research Project


English/Language Arts

Secondary Education

Completion Date



Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children's independent reading practice. In theory, Accelerated Reader presents a great way to help promote student literacy. Contrary to popular belief, there are still many flaws in the system. Upon embarking on student teaching, research showed that 37 out of my 133 students received all 20 Accelerated Reader points required per quarter. This is a mere 27% of my students. Research for this project was conducted in a number of ways. Information was gathered from students Accelerated Reader scores from quarter one and two. I introduce an intrinsic motivation to see if this would motivate students to complete all 20 Accelerated Reader points required per quarter. The results indicated that there was only a seven percent increase in the number of students who completed all 20 Accelerated Reader points.

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