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Accelerated Reader

AR Book Finder

( Click above to FInd out how many points a book is or what level it is)

AR Home Connect

(Click above to see how your child is doing on their AR tests; use students' login and password they use in classroom)

What is Accelerated Reader?

AR®is a reading program for first through sixth grade students that . . .

Manages student reading   

Monitors student’s comprehension

Motivates students to read

Increases the volume, quality, and enjoyment of reading

Why do we need Accelerated Reader®?

Alarming statistics point out that elementary school students are spending less and less time reading independently

The Accelerated Reader®program challenges all readers – from the novice to the most advanced bookworms -

to read more quality literature at their own level 

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®?

Library page on website explains how Accelerated Reader® works

Library maintains list of all books in the library with AR quizzes available through  Teachers, students and parents may access this list using website.  See instructions on other side.

How can parents help?

Encourage your child to read

Make time at home for reading

Shut down distractions

Ask your child about his or her book

Donate a needed book to our library or your child’s classroom.


Helping students help themselves to become better readers