Accelerated Reader (AR) is a reading program aimed at motivating students to read more and to better comprehend what they are reading. AR does not replace the instructional reading program or 100 Book Challenge Program and is not used as a means of grading; it is purely supplemental. Students can log AR books for 100 Book Challenge as long as the books are on the students’ reading level or just below. With the AR software, both student and teacher receive immediate, individualized constructive feedback to direct ongoing reading practice.
The student takes a multiple-choice quiz on the computer to check for comprehension. The quizzes are on all computers in the classrooms, computer labs, and library.
The program grades the quiz and awards the student points.
Currently, we have over 3,130 quizzes, most of which match books in the library. There are over 9,250 books in the library, so we hope to add many more quizzes in the next few years to match the number of books we have. All points will be cleared off at the end of the school year.
The levels for points for 2009-2010 are:
GRADEGOLD LEVELPLATINUM LEVEL K-5 10 15