What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?
- Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer-based program that checks student comprehension after reading.
- Students who participate in the program read books based on their reading level, determined by STAR, a standardized assessment.
- Books from the public library and from your own collection may be included in the AR program! To find out if a book has an AR quiz, you can look up the title in the online resource AR Bookfinder.
- AR quizzing takes place in the classroom as planned by the classroom teacher.
- Quizzes will have from 5 to 10 questions. After they finish the quiz, the computer shows them their results as well as the questions they answered incorrectly, followed by the correct answer.
- Students earn points when they score 60% or higher on a quiz.
The Home Connect feature allows parents to sign-up for email notification of their child's AR quiz results. Home Connect also allows families to see graphs of their child's progress and their child's 'bookshelf.' Home Connect letters with student log-in information are sent home by the classroom teacher.
How can I help my child? The most important thing you can do to help your child is to encourage him or her to read with you and to you, discuss the book before, during, and after reading and READ EVERY DAY!
Help your child to remember to bring their school library book in their backpack EVERY DAY so he or she can have their book during classroom reading time and library visits. (Kindergarten students do not bring school library books home at the beginning of the year because they are learning and practicing book care and returning procedures in the classroom first.)
Last Modified on September 4, 2022