Accelerated Reader

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1st Quarter AR Class Winners

Mrs. Bailey's class had 85% of the class meeting their 1st quarter AR goal!


What is Accelerated Reader?

Accelerated Reader is a testing and management system that gives immediate feedback on comprehension and reading performance. It accommodates all readers, monitors progress, and allows students to set individualized reading goals.


What is a ZPD?

Students take the STAR reading test three times a year and are given a ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development). This zone is a range in which your student will be successful when reading. You might hear this called your child's reading level. In the library, we call them just-right books. 


How do students participate?

Students will choose a book, read it, then take a quiz. All quizzes are multiple choice and are taken on the computer at school. Quizzes cannot be taken at home. The number of questions will be 5, 10, or 20 depending on the length and difficulty level of the book. It is a quick check to see if students understood what they just read.


Is this book AR?

This is the last question you should ask! Students are free to read any book that interests them. Checkout from the school library will always be free choice in accordance with The Library Bill of Rights. Allowing students to choose what they read increases motivation and enthusiasm. However, most books have an AR quiz. Use AR BookFinder to see if your child is reading an AR book.


How do I check my student's progress?

Accelerated Reader also monitors the progress of students by giving all stakeholder's information about how many books are being read and how well they comprehend what has been read. You can access this information any time using AR Home Connect


Where can I find out more?

Parent's Guides are provided in English and Spanish for Accelerated Reader, AR BookFinder, and AR Home Connect on the right side of this page. If you need more information, I'd be happy to be of service. Please send me an email at colleen.scarpella@asd20.org any time!


​AR BookFinder

AR BookFinder

Search AR BookFinder to see if a book your child is reading has an AR quiz.

AR Home Connect

AR Home Connect

Research confirms that parental involvement in a child’s education is a strong predictor of student achievement. 


Log in to get instant updates on your child's reading progress!


You can see quarterly goals, percent correct, titles of books, and more!


Sign up for emails!


Sign up for email updates so that every time your child takes a quiz, you get the results sent to you.


Follow the directions in the attachment below.


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