Elementary students across the Yakima School District are busy reading in the halls, reading in the malls, preparing to take part in “Read the Most From Coast to Coast,” on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday. This national reading event challenges students to shatter the national one-day record for Accelerated Reader (AR) quiz-taking - last year’s record was over 2 million!  Accelerated Reader, a reading management software program for K-12 schools, helps educators measure and improve reading comprehension levels.  Students read a book at the appropriate level and then take a quiz on a computer.  The quiz assesses general comprehension of the book just read.  AR scores the quiz, monitors results, generates reports, and provides a platform to manage individual reading practice.