What is Accelerated Reader?
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a program used throughout grades 2-5 at DTES. Students read books independently and then take a short comprehension quiz on the computer. The quiz for a specific book may be taken only one time throughout the student’s schooling. The program is powered by Renaissance Learning, with a goal to build lifelong readers and learners!
What Books Should My Student Be Reading for AR?
What are the Benefits for Participating in the AR Program?
How Does AR Work at DTES?
1. At the beginning of the school year, students in grades 2-5 take the Star Reading test on the computer. This test gives the student their initial placement in the AR program.
2. Students receive an AR range based on the results of this test. In addition, teachers help modify ranges based on the needs of each individual student. The teachers and students work together to determine a point goal for the quarter.
3. Students then select books from the library or classroom library that are in their reading range. Each book is also worth a certain number of points.
5. When a student finishes a book s/he logs on to the computer in the classroom or library and takes the comprehension quiz for that book. Quizzes are 5 to 20 questions long.
7. Students will receive a score at the end of their quiz and can check with questions they got incorrect. The more questions they answer correctly, the higher a score they receive.