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Accelerated Reader ///////////////////////////////////////////////////

 

What is Accelerated Reader?

 

The Accelerated Reader program is designed by a company called Renaissance Learning, Inc.  The developers worked closely with teachers, parents and students to create a nationwide program that motivates children to become independent readers while enhancing their comprehension. Many studies and reports have been conducted on the benefits of this program.

 

Barbara Hawkins University promotes the use of Accelerated Reader. Barbara Hawkins Media Center and classrooms have “color dotted” books that are based on a color-coded leveled system.

 

 

 

   AR Colors            STAR Levels

 

 

 Yellow..............................................................1.0 to  1.4

 Bright Orange..........................................1.5 to  1.9

 Lime Green................................................2.0 to 2.4

 Dark Green................................................2.5 to 2.9

 Light Blue.....................................................3.0 to 3.4

 Dark Blue.....................................................3.5 to 3.9

 Red...................................................................4.0 to 4.9

 Gold................................................................5.0 and up

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

 

First, your child reads an appropriately leveled book based on the level range from the STAR test.

 

Next, your child logs onto a computer at school and completes an AR Quiz to earn points based on the results.

 

Then, your child tracks the amount of points and their accuracy on a reading log to see how much progress was made towards their independent reading goal.

 

Finally, start the process all over again with a new book.

 

 

TARGETED AR POINTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incentives

 

Classroom Recognition for AR Goals met:

 

Pencils, stickers, and certificates

 

School-wide Recognition for AR points earned:

 

• Hornet dollars weekly based on 80% or higher on AR tests

• Pencils and certificates every nine weeks

• Acknowledgment during announcements

• AR Wall of Fame recognition

• End of grading period celebrations

 

Certificate

Students who met their independent reading goal with 80% accuracy.

Bronze

25 point club

 

Students who received 25 points with 80% accuracy.

 Silver

50 point club

 

Students who received 50 points with 80% accuracy.

 Gold

100 point club

 

Students who received 100 points with 80% accuracy.

Platinum

150 point club

 

Students who received 150 points with 80% accuracy.

 

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