Accelerated Reader at Ardmore School
There are over 125,000 books that have Accelerated Reader quizzes
Accelerated Reader is a wonderful resource for teachers, parents and students. It is a computer program that allows students to test their comprehension of books they have read by answering a short set of questions. Accelerated Reader gives the immediate feedback and helps students select appropriate books for their reading level.
So that you can have a general overview of a sampling of the books available, in PDF format we have put together a shortened list (6,720 books) listing them by
Please know that this is less than ½ of all of the Accelerated Reader books! For the complete list of over 125,000 books you can check it online at http://www.arbookfind.com/
Students take tests on their classroom computer or in the LRC. It is recommended that students test within a day of finishing a book. Procedures are posted in the room so all students know what is expected of them with regards to taking AR tests.
Students receive a printout of how they did. The class scores are totaled each week and the class balloon is moved across the “sky” as the class travels from Villa Park around the world, based on the students’ reaching their goals.
How can you tell which book has an Accelerated Reading quiz? With over 125,000 books that have Accelerated Reader quizzes at the beginning of the year, and books being continually added, there is an excellent chance your child’s book has a quiz. You can check it online at http://www.arbookfind.com/
The reading level translates to grade level plus months in school. So a Reading Level of 3.6 would be third grade, sixth month of school. Children can always read books above and below their reading level based on their interest. However, over the quarter, the books should average close to or above each student’s reading level. Struggling readers may have reading levels below their current grade level. They should read at the reading level correct for them. Likewise, students who are reading above grade level should continue to challenge themselves with more challenging books.
The points are reading practice points. So, the longer the book and the higher the vocabulary, the higher the points. For example, a Harry Potter book has more points than MacBeth. The Harry Potter book is not better literature; it just takes longer to read it. Also, since the points represent reading practice, the points shown for a book assume that the student gets all the questions correct. The student may receive credit for the book at reduced points if some of the answers are incorrect.
Since students read and earn points in their own level, there is no need to adjust points for more reluctant readers, as well as enthusiastic readers are challenged. Below are the Grade Level Expectations:
|Grade Level Expectations||Dare to Sore Award|
|1st Q||2nd Q||3rd Q||4th Q||1st Q||2nd Q||3rd Q||4th Q|
|1st Grade||0||0||2||2||1st Grade||0||0||4||4|
|2nd Grade||4||4||5||5||2nd Grade||6||6||7||7|
|3rd Grade||8||8||10||10||3rd Grade||12||12||14||14|
|4th Grade||12||12||14||14||4th Grade||18||18||20||20|
|5th Grade||16||16||18||18||5th Grade||24||24||26||26|