Accelerated Reader Information

Accelerated Reader Information

Information, Q&A

What is Accelerated Reader?

A computerized reading management program that motivates students to read while increasing student reading ability. It is a commercial product purchased from Advantage Learning Systems in Wisconsin that is now used in over 17,000 schools throughout the United States.

How does it work?

  1. Select a book.
  2. Read the book.
  3. Take a test on the computer to check comprehension. Tests are multiple choice featuring 5, 10, or 20 questions. The computer shows the student how many questions they answered correctly, indicates the answers they missed, and awards reading points.


Where can I find an Accelerated Reader list?

You can search for book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books. Just type what you want to search for in the blank field and click Go.
Click here to search for AR Quizzes

How do I choose a book?

Don't pick a book based solely on its point value! Pick a book that is interesting to you, is at an appropriate reading level, and can be read in a couple of weeks. You only get one chance at passing a test.

How many times can I take the test on one book?

You can take the test only once! Once you choose an answer to a question and click on "OK", you can't change your answer. Also, you can't skip a question and answer it later, you must answer the questions in order.

When and where can I take a test?

You take tests in your classroom, in the computer lab, in the library, or on any classroom computer that's connected to the database. Once you start a test you can't stop. You will need at least a 10 minute window of time to take a test.

Why isn't it good if I'm getting 100% on every test?

If you are getting 100% every time you take a test you are reading books that are too easy. AR can dramatically improve your reading only if you read books that are challenging. If you are getting 100% most of the time, you should move up a half or whole grade level. You are at the right level when you average around 85-92% on the tests.

REMEMBER: You want to finish your book as soon as possible; otherwise you are likely to forget important details from the earlier sections of the book before you finally take the quiz.

Incentives / Rewards

Incentives / Rewards

 

Grade 1

Grade 2

3 points

Photo on AR Wall

10 points

Photo on AR Wall

7 points

Bookmark

20 points

Pencil

15 points

Head of Lunch Line

30 points

Computer Time in Media Center

25 points

Computer Time in Media Center

40 points

Head of the Lunch Line

40 points

Free Kid’s Meal from Culvers

65 points

Free Kid’s Meal from Culvers

60 points

Indoor Recess with Friend

85 points

Lunch with Teacher

80 points

Free Book

190 points

Time with Mr. Norman

125 points

Lunch with Teacher

250 points

Snack with Ms. Brown

200 points

Snack with Ms. Brown

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 3

Grade 4

15 points

Photo on AR wall

20 points

Photo on AR Wall

30 points

Pencil

40 points

Ice Cream from Culvers

45 points

Computer Time in Media Center

60 points

Computer Time in Media Center

60 points

Ice Cream from Culvers

80 points

Lunchroom (Free) Seating Pass

75 points

Popcorn Treat

100 points

Head of Lunch Line

100 points

Lunch with Teacher

150 points

Free Kid’s Meal from Culvers

200 points

Barnes & Noble Gift Certificate

250 points

Lunch with Teacher

300 points

Snack with Ms. Brown

300 points

Barnes & Noble Gift Certificate

 

 

350 points

Snack with Ms. Brown