Accelerated Reader is an assessment that primarily determines whether or not a child has read a book. The software provides additional information to students regarding reading rates, amount of reading, and other variables related to reading. Renaissance Learning does not require or advocate the use of incentives with the assessment, although it is a common misperception.
There are three steps to using Accelerated Reader. First, students choose and read a fiction or non-fiction book, textbook, or magazine. Teachers monitor reading including guided, paired, literature-based, and textbook reading. Second, students take a quiz. Teachers can create their own quizzes for those not available in Accelerated Reader. Third, the teacher receives information that is intended to assist, motivate reader , monitor progress, and target instruction. Reports regarding reading level and comprehension skills are available through the software.
AR tests can be taken any day of the week during Morning Work, Reading, at recess (with teacher permission) and after school between 3:20 and 3:35. Lastly, there are often opportunities during the week for children to take tests when all other work is completed, but this is based on the student's individual learning needs.
1st Marking period- 7
2nd Marking period- 7
3rd Marking period- 8
4th Marking period- 8