What is Accelerated Reader?
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer software program that helps teachers manage and monitor students' reading. A student simply picks a book at his or her level and reads it at his or her own pace. When finished, the student takes a short quiz on the computer. Accelerated Reader gives both students and teachers feedback based on the quiz results that the teacher then uses to direct ongoing reading practice.
Students using Accelerated Reader choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience.
Each student is initially given a computer generated test/screening, called the STAR Test, to determine his/her AR reading level. Classroom teachers then inform students individually of the reading level he/she should be looking for in the Briarwood Elementary School Media Center. Students learn how to find these books through a color coded dot system used in the Media Center which allows the students to see the Reading Level of the book and the maximum number of points that can be earned from that book. Total points earned per book is determined by their score on the test.
AR Book Find
Accelerated Reader offers the AR Bookfinder for parents and students to search for books that have AR quizzes available for the students. It also provides quiz level, quiz number, and points possible on each selection. Click on the link below to begin your AR search.
AR Home Connect
You can now check your child's AR points from home. You can also see a list of all the books he/she has read and quizzed on. You can even set up e-mail notification for when they take a test. Click on the link below to log in to your child's account. You must have the user name and password the school has provided for you. Please contact either myself (Mrs. Moore) or your child's classroom teacher if you need the log-in information again.