What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?
It is a web based subscription the school purchases that manages and tracks student reading for every student in grades 3-5.
How does AR work?
Students choose and read an “AR” book and then take a quiz online. Quizzes consist of 5-20 randomly generated questions about the book. (The more difficult the book, the greater number of questions.) Students are given a score and awarded points accordingly.
How do I know if a book is an “AR” book?
Many of the “AR” books in the school library are labeled in some manner (either with a sticker or book level and points level written inside the front cover.) If you want to determine if a book is an “AR” book you can search for the title on AR BookFinder http://www.arbookfind.com/
How is my child’s AR level determined?
Your child’s teacher will determine your child’s individual AR level. They usually base this on their reading scores and past performance. The teacher seeks to find a level at which your child will be successful and yet still be challenged.
Can my child take AR tests at home?
No, we do not have home access.
When can my child take AR tests?
Teachers try to provide several opportunities during the school week for your child to take AR tests during the schoolday. Additionally, a student (accompanied by a parent) may come to the school library and take a test during these times. 8:30-9:00 am Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
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