Accelerated Reader


Accelerated Reader counts as 15% of student's final grade. Every student is expected to read at least 30 minutes every night.

Please use A.R. Book Finder to search for Accelerated Reader books online.

"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books...
And once they start -- oh boy, oh boy!
You watch the slowly growing joy
That fills their hearts."
-Roald Dahl


F.A.Q. (http://doc.renlearn.com/KMNet/R003985016GG79F2.pdf)


What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?
AR is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher or librarian then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.


What is an ATOS book level?
Book levels are reported using the ATOS™ readability formula and represent the difficulty of the text. For example, an ATOS book level of 4.5 means that the text could likely be read by a student whose reading skills are at the level of a typical fourth grader during the fifth month of school.


Is it OK for my child to read outside of her reading level?
Just because a child can read the words in a book doesn’t mean the content is appropriate. The interest level of the material must be considered. Interest level is based on content—a book’s themes and ideas—and indicates for which age group a book is appropriate. The chart below shows which grades fall into each interest level.
Interest Level Grade Level
LG—Lower Grades K–3
MG—Middle Grades 4–8
MG+—Middle Grades Plus 6 and up
UG—Upper Grades 9–12
These are recommendations. It is the responsibility of teachers, librarians, and
parents to use their best judgment when guiding children to appropriate books.