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									Accelerated Reader Teacher Survey Conducted by Janel Simonsen

Introduction:
The Accelerated Reading (AR) program is being utilized in many schools today. This survey is meant to help us determine if the AR program is effective and how it should be incorporated in the regular classroom. Please fill out the survey to the best of your knowledge. Circle your answer for each question. Be sure to answer all 16 of the questions as accurately as possible. Thank you in advance for completing this survey. Use the self-addressed stamped envelope to return the survey to… Janel Simonsen PO Box 40 Lake Andes, SD 57356 (605) 487-7655

The Research Questions:
Does a student’s participation in the Accelerated Reading Program enhance their reading fluency, comprehension, and attitudes towards reading? Does it help to create life-long readers? If so, how should a school effectively incorporate it into the regular classroom?

Survey Questions:
End Results of AR 1. On average, my class’s zpd has increased since the beginning of the year. a. yes b. no c. don’t know 2. On average, my class’s reading scores have increased. a. yes b. no c. don’t know

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Reading Habits 3. My students read only books that have AR quizzes available. a. yes b. no c. don’t know 4. My students read books that do not have AR quizzes available. a. yes b. no c. don’t know 5. I encourage my students to read books that do not have AR quizzes available. a. yes b. no c. don’t know 6. I read aloud from books that have AR quizzes available. a. yes b. no c. don’t know Availability of AR Books and Quizzes 7. My classroom has a wide variety of AR books and quizzes. a. yes b. no c. don’t know 8. My school library has a wide variety of AR books and quizzes. a. yes b. no c. don’t know 9. The local library has a wide variety of AR books available. a. yes b. no c. don’t know Use of AR Program 10. AR is used school-wide at my school. a. yes b. no c. don’t know

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11. Most of my students are able to use the AR computerized program without help. a. yes b. no c. don’t know 12. I offer rewards for accumulating AR points. a. yes b. no c. don’t know 13. My school offers rewards for accumulating AR points. a. yes b. no c. don’t know 14. Using rewards is a helpful strategy for increasing student reading. a. yes b. no c. don’t know 15. I use my AR quizzes as a grade. a. yes b. no c. don’t know 16. Using grades for AR is a helpful strategy for improving student comprehension. a. yes b. no c. don’t know

Rating AR Circle 1 if you do not agree with the statement. Circle 3 if you do not have an opinion. Circle 5 if you strongly agree with the statement. 15. I think that AR should be used school-wide at my school. 1 2 3 4 5 16. I feel that the AR program has helped my students with their reading skills. 1 2 3 4 5 Please list any particular reading skills that you have seen improvement in. __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

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Comments List any suggestions for using AR in the school/classroom setting. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

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