DTES uses the district-adopted Accelerated Reader (AR) reading practice program. This individualized program is an integral part of helping our students become better readers. Reading comprehension is the main focus of AR, and students' progress is tracked by AR quizzes, which they must take independently of any adult help. We do encourage parents to monitor their children's progress using Renaissance Home Connect, which is accessible through your child's ClassLink account.
Accelerated Reader is an individualized program that assigns each student a personalized and attainable reading practice goal. Students who meet their goals are invited to celebrate at school-wide events throughout the year. We also have a school-wide goal of 42,000 points this school year.