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Accelerated Reader

As a school we are excited about the Accelerated Reader Program and are confident that it will support our students’ success. The focus of this program is for students in 1st through 6th grades to improve in reading and ‘plant the seed’ for our students to become lifelong readers for learning and enjoyment.  Charles Mack has a subscription to all Renaissance AR Quizzes that are available. That is over 100,000 quizzes!
The Accelerated Reading Program is a program in which students read books from their classroom, public, or school library.  Once they have completed a book, they take a comprehension test on the computer. Based on their percentage of correct answers they will be awarded a designated number of points for each test completed. These points are then accrued throughout the year for various incentives and report card assessments. Accelerated Reader (AR) software is available on all school computers allowing easy access to take a quiz on a recently read book.  Each book has a designated reading level as well as point value. Reading levels are assigned by the teacher to ensure optimum growth of each student.
Below is the link for available quizzes.
STAR Testing
STAR testing has begun to determine the independent reading zone for each student in grades 2 through 6. Your child’s classroom teacher will provide this information to all of their students. Only points received from AR tests taken within their zone are allowed for incentive purposes.
Improve the School-to-Home Connection
With Home Connect, you can link school and home to make reading practice even more effective. By connecting to this website from your home computer students and parents can:
  • See progress toward reading goals.
  • Conduct book searches.
  • Review quiz results and receive email alerts.
  • View the number of books read, words read, and quizzes passed.
  • And much, much more.
Your child uses his or her Renaissance Place/Accelerated Reader username and password to log into Home Connect from home. In Home Connect, you can also click on Email Setup to sign up to receive emails showing your child’s quiz. Keep in mind that this website is only to view your child’s progress in Accelerated Reader. A letter will be sent home by the classroom teacher with your child’s user name and password.
Taking Quizzes in the Library:
Students are encouraged to use the library before and after school to take AR quizzes and check out new books.  Students will need to bring their accelerated book with them to take the quiz, but not use it during the test.  Students are allowed to take up to two quizzes at one time.
If a student is caught giving their Accelerated Reading User ID and/or password to another student, has another student take an AR quiz for them, or takes an AR quiz for another student the following will be the consequences:
  • Student will lose all of the AR points acquired for that trimester. Loss of these points will have a direct affect on their trimester grades.
  • Student may lose the opportunity to participate in AR incentives.
  • Education Code guidelines will apply.
We are really excited about this program and are confident this will assist us in helping our students become better readers.
Happy reading!