The Accelerated Reader (AR) program is a computer program that allows students to take a comprehension quiz on an AR book. The student will be asked 5, 10, or 20 questions. A score of 60% or higher for 5-question and 10-question quizzes is considered passing. A score of 70% or higher is passing for 20-question quizzes. However, 60% and 70% is not the desired score. A student should strive for 80% or higher.
The computer keeps track of all students’ quizzes. A summary for each student is printed at the end of each grading period by the librarian and included in the report card. Each teacher runs reports more often than each grading period.
In my classroom, a chart will be kept. Each time a student earns 2 A.R. points, he/she will place a sticker on the chart. When each student has earned 10 A.R. points, they will be able to go to the Treasure Box, and Ms. MacCabe will purchase them ice cream on Friday!
Points earned on AR tests may be spent in the AR store that is maintained by the librarian. Students who earn 50 points or more will be recognized in an awards assembly in June and receive a red ribbon. Students who earn 100 points or more will be recognized with a blue ribbon. I strongly encourage all of my students to participate in the AR program. I have seen excellent results from this program. We will be striving to improve reading levels as we read and take tests. We will be setting a class goal this year for everyone to make at least 50 points!!
If you have any questions, please contact me. It will take home and school working together to reach this goal.