Accelerated Reader Information
What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?
Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child chooses a book at his or her own level and reads it at his or her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to direct ongoing reading practice.
School-Wide AR Incentives
Students will be rewarded with an AR party for meeting or exceeding the following goals: book level, number of points, and 85% average correct. Each student at Covington has an individualized goal based on the results from the STAR test, an assessment used to determine the child's independent reading level. The STAR test is administered each quarter in order to provide the most accurate information for each child.
Parents can monitor their child's AR progress with AR Home Connect by logging in with their school AR username and password. This is a great tool for learning more about Accelerated Reader and how you can help your child be successful.