What is Accelerated Reader?
AR®is a reading program for first through sixth grade students that . . .
Why do we need Accelerated Reader®?
How does AR® work?
- The student takes an assessment test to determine their reading level
- This “STAR” test is generally given once a quarter and is designed to identify a student’s range of independent reading.
- The student is given an independent reading level rating (ZPD) based on their STAR test results.
- Student reads a book in their reading level chosen from a list of over 110,000 books with AR quizzes available.
- The target is to find material that is not too easy or too frustrating
- Students have access to over 110,000 quizzes
- After reading the book, the student takes a quiz on the book using a classroom computer
- Each quiz is 5 - 20 multiple choice questions
- Student goal is to score 80% or higher on each quiz
How is Accelerated Reader® used in the classroom?
- Teachers set AR® reading goals, depending upon grade level, per week, month or trimester
- Each book has a point value depending on reading level and difficulty
- Students must acquire a minimum number of book points or titles read per week, month or trimester
What results can be expected from AR®?
- Student receives immediate feedback
- Teacher and student review the results
- Based on results, teacher makes recommendations
- Teachers receive detailed reports on students’ progress
How does the Library support Accelerated Reader®?
How can parents help?
Helping students help themselves to become better readers
Students: Access your AR progress from home.
Parents: In addition to monitoring your student's AR progress though AR Home Connect , you may also setup an automatic email notification to receive an email each time your student completes an Accelerated Reader Quiz. Click on the link below access the AR Home Connect.
AR HomeConnect Login
AR Book Finder:
Click on the AR BookFinder link below to find your book's AR reading level and/or quiz number.