Presentation on theme: "Accelerated Reader Questions & Answers"— Presentation transcript:
1 Accelerated Reader Questions & Answers Your School Name
2 What is Accelerated Reader (AR)? A computer program designed to encourage student readingAR tests comprehension using multiple choice quizzesComputer 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
3 Who participates in AR? K-5 students Program is voluntary, but strongly encouragedGoal is to encourage students to read and recall information about what they’ve read
4 How do I know if a book has a test? In this library, look at the spineColored dotWhite label with AR printed on itBooks from home and from the public library probably have tests, too!Check at
5 When can my child take AR tests? Before SchoolIn classroom with teacher permissionIn library with a parent or library pass (please send the book or a note with book name/s if your child needs help)During SchoolIn classroom or computer lab with teacher permissionDuring library checkoutDuring library class with permissionAfter SchoolFamily Reading Nights – one per 9 weeks
7 Does my child have to answer every question correctly to get points? To receive the full point value, all questions must be answered correctlyHowever, students will receive partial credit for answering most of the questions correctlyStudents must receive a score of 70% or better to receive points
8 Is it OK to help my child? Reading together is always encouraged! I encourage students to read easy books at least twice to ensure comprehensionK-2 students may have help reading questions, but they should be able to choose the correct answer themselvesStudents in grades 3-5 should test on their own
9 Accelerated Reader Rules 1. Students may not take tests on books more than 2 levels below grade level.For example, a 4th grader may not test on a 1st 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.
10 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.
11 What happens if my child reaches his/her goal? Students will be rewarded each time their goal is metThese 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!
12 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 progressYou can also log in to AR Home Connect using your child’s user name and password for real time progress reportsHome Connect allows you to see which books your child has tested on, their scores, and their progress toward their goalYou can also receive s each time your child takes a test
13 Other AR RewardsStudents are also recognized for reaching Point Clubs throughout the school yearK-2 students will be recognized starting at the 25 Point Club3-5 students will be recognized starting at the 50 Point ClubPoint Club members will receive special awards on Awards Days and may receive other special privileges throughout the year!
14 Other AR RewardsPoint Club members will be featured on the library bulletin boardIf time allows, Point Club members will also be featured on the in- school television announcementsParent volunteers are ALWAYS needed and welcomed in the library!
15 Questions? Reading Goals – Talk to your child’s teacher Other information – Contact the AR AdministratorQuestions?