ACCELERATED READER GUIDELINES
This year, students will be taking AR tests online using Renaissance Place. The advantage of using the online program is the students will have access to any AR test. Parents also will have access to Renaissance Home Connect. This allows parents to see which AR tests the students have taken and their scores. A letter has been sent home in signed papers with instructions for Renaissance Home Connect.
*K-1 As a student begins to read and learns 100 site words, and has made 80% or higher on three tests, they can be Star tested to determine reading level and participate in the Accelerated Reader Program.
* Grades 2-5 Children will be allowed to check out and test on any book in their reading range (as determined by the Star Test). Teachers may ask the students to start out the year at the lower end of their ZPD range, but as they become more comfortable, they need to be able to check out and test on any book in their range. Children should be scoring an overall average of 85% or higher in their assigned range. However, regardless of how high a student's reading level, they may still check out books on their grade level.
*The Accelerated Reader program is a positive incentive program intended to spark a child's interest in reading. There are to be NO NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES for not achieving reading goals (No missed break time, etc.)
*Teachers will set goals for each student at the beginning of each grading period.
· Students must have 85% accuracy on AR tests for points to count and must take a test within the student's ZPD.
· Reports will be printed at each midterm and the end of the grading period by the teacher and sent home with progress report and report card.
Rewards For AR:
When a student meets his/her goal set by the teacher, he/she will receive a treat at the end of each nine weeks!
Students who make their goals for first and second and then third and fourth grading periods will be eligible for a “Mystery Event”.
Students will receive a prize at the end of each nine weeks when they have earned the following points:
K-2 5, 10, 15, 20 points and up
3-5 25, 50, 75, 100, & 125 points
At the end of the school year, students who have earned the three highest number of AR points will be recognized.