What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?


    • AR is a computer based program that checks student comprehension after reading.
    • Students choose books based on their reading level determine by a standardized assessment. Your child's teacher will tell them what level of book they should be looking for and Ms. Jones is always happy to help the children to find appropriate books that are on their level and of interest in the school library.
    • We encourage you to also read books from the public library and from your own collection!  To find out if a book is an AR book, you can look online at AR Bookfinder.
    • After your child has read a book several times, they will take a quiz in their classroom. 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. 
    • Parents can sign up at Home Connect 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 at the beginning of the school year. Please contact your child's teacher if you have misplaced this information.
    • As with all reading, the most important thing you can do to help you child in AR is to encourage him or her to read with and to you and discuss the book before, during, and after reading.
    • Help your child to remember to bring their library book to school every day so he or she can have their book during classroom AR reading time.
Last Modified on September 26, 2018