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Accelerated Reader


Click the following link to the right (AR bookbinder) to check if the book you are reading is on AR and to see which level it is. 


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Lake Marie Elementary School is proud to announce the arrival of Accelerated Reader! Accelerated reader is a comprehension and vocabulary based computer program that tests the children’s knowledge of books read.


Your child takes weekly trips to the library with their class. The books in the library are labeled and ready for the AR program and for your child’s use. We have all the tools for your child to successfully use the program. Please encourage them to read 20-30 minutes each night. All children in 2nd-6th grade are required to participate in the Accelerated Reader Program. Kindergarten and first grade students participate upon teachers request. To begin, each child will be given the STAR independent reading assessment. Levels given to your child are based upon each student’s independent level results from this assessment. As she or he gains strides, levels of text will increase. Each book is a tool to find material suitable for their academic needs. Below are further details about the program and how your child can gain incentives for books they read. 



-Students will take their reading level test (to receive their ZPD). If the child does not finish the test in time, they are not ready for the AR program. If they finish the test, they will receive their reading range (ex: 2.3-2.9). After they receive their reading range, they will be able to check out books and start AR. They will take their reading level test during the beginning of Trimester 1. They are encouraged to read as many books as they can per trimester. Once they finish a book, they take a quiz and receive a score. Once the trimester is over, all their scores are added up and divided by the number of tests they take and they receive an average score. Their goal is to have an average of 85% or higher. 



Each child has a goal of an average score of 85% or higher. They also have a point goal. Each students "point goal" is determined by the level they test at. Once your child has reached both point goal and percentage, they will receive an award at the end of the trimester! 


They are able to check their goals to see how far they've come. Once logged on, click the orange square that says "Accelerated Reader." On the top right, you will see a star that says progress. Once they click that, they will be able to see how far they are in their goal. There is another button titled "Bookshelf." You can click "bookshelf" to see what they have scored on their quizzes at school and now, at home. Make sure when your child is taking their quizzes, their book is away from them and closed so we are able to see how they are doing on their comprehsion skills. If you have any further questions on this program, feel free to email me. [email protected]