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.
Here at Baccus Elementary we have a weekly drawing for a free book for students who make a 100% on an AR test. Each time the student makes a 100% they may put their name in a box in the library, and each week I draw two names. Those two students may come to the library and pick out a paperback book to keep.
Our online Accelerated Reader program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect that allows parents to view their child's progress in reading. 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: