TWI and TWI Monitoring

TWI (Read To the student, Read With the student or Read Independently) is the most developmentally sound and inclusive concept for in-school reading practice. Within the TWI framework, emergent and beginning readers have books read aloud to them. We call this "Read To". As students progress, there may be a period of assisted, one-on-one reading practice during which a student works with an adult or more experienced reader. We call this "Read With". When a student is able to read on his own, we call it "Read Independently". Even at the independent reading stage, however, Read To and Read With activities are not dropped. Rather, a mix of Read To, Read With and Read Independently continues all the way through high school, with varying amounts of each. (For established readers, about 80 per cent of points earned should come from independent reading practice.)

In order for Accelerated Reader RP to monitor a student's TWI information, the TWI Monitoring Preference must be enabled. You can find this preference under the School Student Quizzing preferences.

You can also set specific TWI settings for individual students in a class using the TWI Settings Preference. You can find this preference in one of two locations (depending on your site):

  • the Individual Student Settings preferences under the Class preferences on the Preferences page
  • The Quiz Settings preferences under Individual Student Preferences on the Preferences page

If you have enabled TWI monitoring, you can use the TWI Report to get a summary of each student's Reading Practice Quiz results for books Read To, Read With or Read Independently.

If a student takes a Reading Practice quiz on a book read To or With, six months later he or she can retake the quiz if the book was read Independently.