What is Accelerated Reader?
Accelerated Reader is a reading program designed to encourage students to read and meet reading goals. After reading a book, the student takes a quiz on the computer to check for understanding. In this manner, students earn points for the books they read. They may cash in their points for prizes at designated times throughout the year.
At the beginning of the year, students are given a reading assessment test, called a Star Test, to determine his/her reading level. The teacher assigns a reading level so that the student will be able to choose books that are appropriate. Students are then re-tested periodically and moved up to a higher reading level as they acheive success.
You can track your child's reading progress with our online Accelerated Reader program called Renaissance Home Connect. Parents may login to see a snapshop of the student's reading progress, including average percent correct on quizzes, number of points earned, book level, and books read. Just click on the following link and ask your child for their login information to bring up their records:
You can also sign up for email alerts, and/or, if you prefer, there is an app for Accelerated Reader that gives you access to all this information on your phone!