Accelerated Reader is a program that ensures reading success for every child by encouraging students to read at a reading level that is appropriate for them. It provides not only time for reading but also the motivation to want to read. The goals of Accelerated Reader are to improve reading skills, to provide an opportunity for all students to read independently, to ensure success for each student as a reader, to build students' self-confidence, and to inspire a love of reading by creating lifelong readers.