Software Targets Elementary School Readers

Advantage Learning Systems, Inc. and McGraw-Hill Companies have joined together to improve reading in elementary schools. Advantage Learning's Accelerated Reader software, coupled with McGraw-Hill Reading, will provide teachers and students with hundreds of interactive computer quizzes by which a student's progress can be measured.

The reading program allows teachers to simultaneously teach three different levels of readers. Additionally, McGraw-Hill reading takes into account research developments in phonics and the story-telling approach of whole language.

Accelerated Reader offers quizzes on over 23,000 fiction and non-fiction books, expects to offer more than 30,000 by the end of 1999, and supplies teachers with data on how to improve reading performance in the classroom. Advantage Learning Systems, Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, WI, (800) 338-4204,

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.