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Accelerated Reader Questions & Answers Your School Name
What is Accelerated Reader (AR)? • A computer program designed to encourage student reading • AR tests comprehension using multiple choice quizzes • Computer software provides information about student performance to teachers and parents (if desired) • Each book has a point value, starting at 0. 5 for easy books to over 10 points for some chapter books
Who participates in AR? • K-5 students • Program is voluntary, but strongly encouraged • Goal is to encourage students to read and recall information about what they’ve read
How do I know if a book has a test? • In this library, look at the spine – Colored dot – White label with AR printed on it • Books from home and from the public library probably have tests, too! • Check at http: //arbookfind. com
When can my child take AR tests? Before School • In classroom with teacher permission • In library with a parent or library pass (please send the book or a note with book name/s if your child needs help) During School • In classroom or computer lab with teacher permission • During library checkout • During library class with permission After School • Family Reading Nights – one per 9 weeks
What does a quiz look like?
Does my child have to answer every question correctly to get points? • To receive the full point value, all questions must be answered correctly • However, students will receive partial credit for answering most of the questions correctly • Students must receive a score of 70% or better to receive points
Is it OK to help my child? • Reading together is always encouraged! • I encourage students to read easy books at least twice to ensure comprehension • K-2 students may have help reading questions, but they should be able to choose the correct answer themselves • Students in grades 3 -5 should test on their own
Accelerated Reader Rules 1. Students may not take tests on books more than 2 levels below grade level. • For example, a 4 th grader may not test on a 1 st grade book. 2. You must read the entire book before taking a test on it. • Primary students should read easy books at least twice. 3. Do not take a test if you’ve only “seen the movie. ” • Books are very different from movies in most cases. You won’t pass.
Accelerated Reader Rules 4. Do not help other students with tests or share answers. • This is cheating. Both students’ tests will be deleted. 5. No talking to other students while testing. • It will be assumed that you’re sharing answers. 6. Tests may only be taken in the library, in the computer lab, or in the classroom with your teacher’s permission. • You should always be under adult supervision while testing.
What happens if my child reaches his/her goal? • Students will be rewarded each time their goal is met • These rewards may consist of extra recess time, special prizes or snacks, etc. • At the end of the school year, we will take students who met EVERY goal for the school year on a special FIELD TRIP!
How can I keep up with my child’s progress? • Notes will be sent home at least once per 9 weeks to update parents on their child’s progress • You can also log in to AR Home Connect using your child’s user name and password for real time progress reports • Home Connect allows you to see which books your child has tested on, their scores, and their progress toward their goal • You can also receive emails each time your child takes a test
Other AR Rewards • Students are also recognized for reaching Point Clubs throughout the school year • K-2 students will be recognized starting at the 25 Point Club • 3 -5 students will be recognized starting at the 50 Point Club • Point Club members will receive special awards on Awards Days and may receive other special privileges throughout the year!
Other AR Rewards • Point Club members will be featured on the library bulletin board • If time allows, Point Club members will also be featured on the inschool television announcements • Parent volunteers are ALWAYS needed and welcomed in the library!
Reading Goals – Talk to your child’s teacher Other information – Contact the AR Administrator Questions?