Accelerated Reader Program Information

What is the Accelerated Reader Program?

The Accelerated Reader Program is a computerized reading enrichment program that combines literature with computer skills. Students will read a book and then take a computer quiz that is given in a multiple choice format. As an individualized reading program, it is designed to motivate students to read more and develop comprehension skills.

How does a student get started?

A students target book level is usually determined by grade level. For example, a student in 3rd grade would have a typical book range between 3.0 – 3.9. However, students read at different levels and are encouraged to pick up any book for the love of reading.

What grades take AR quizzes?

Students in grades 2nd through 8th are enrolled to take AR quizzes. It is important that a student can independently read the book and operate the AR computer program to answer a series of multiple choice questions.

How does a student select an AR book?

The Goal is to motivate students to read more and to enrich their reading experiences. Along with the book level is a point value. The point value is usually determined by the length of the book, while the book level is associated with the vocabulary. There are books that are 4.0 reading level worth 1 point and some that are the same reading level worth 9 points. It is a combination that the Renaissance Learning organization establishes.

How many questions are on an AR quiz?

The number of questions will be influenced by the difficulty of the book level. Normally quizzes will have 5, 10 or 20 questions.

When can students take AR quizzes?

Students may take the AR quizzes during their weekly library class or on devices in the classroom. Middle School students can access the link on their personal devices during school hours only to take AR quizzes.  Also, Book Fair Week the library is closed for book checkout and AR quizzes.

What are the AR requirements?

The AR program requirements are set up independently by each teacher.

How does the library facilitate the AR program?

This year the library will initiate an optional reading program for 2nd-8th graders called “BookFlix”…Be A Binge Reader!   The idea is to enter readers into a raffle prize drawing every two weeks for those students that take and pass at least one AR quiz during the allotted time period.  One winner will be chosen from each grade 2nd-8th (not class)  for a sanitized bookmark, special pencil, pen, etc. that has been quarantined in a plastic bag.  The students names will be announced over the PA system.  If students take multiple AR quizzes during the two week period they still will be entered only once.

Does every book have an AR quiz?

No, not every book title has an AR quiz, but there are over a hundred thousand AR quizzes. Most popular titles have an AR Quiz. Parents can search for AR Book titles through the Home Connect link on the All Saints web site homepage then click on AR Book Finder. If you did not sign up for Home Connect a parent can email the library to receive a letter with the information to complete the process.