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Advantage Learning Systems has introduced a new formula for determining the reading level of books into its Accelerated Reader software. The reading management program will utilize the Advantage/TASA Open Standard, or ATOS, a readability formula specifically designed for student reading of self-selected books. The standard was developed after two years of research into students' book-reading patterns and difficulties, and reflects such factors as books' lengths and subjects. For more information about Advantage Learning Systems' software and related training, visit

This article originally appeared in the 06/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.