What is Accelerated Reader?
Accelerated Reader is a progress monitoring reading program designed to encourage and promote successful reading. The program helps students track their reading comprehension and conference with their teacher to help them select good fit books.
How does it work?
Children read books in/near their level. After the child reads the book, the child logs on to the Central Cass website and takes the AR Reading Practice quiz, the child then fills out their reading log folder, conferences with their teacher, and places a sticker on the front of their reading folder. The questions are designed to show how well the student understands the material.
How can I find out how my child is doing with A.R.?
You and your child can check the Renaissance Home Connect link to the left.
Why can’t my child read a book on a higher/lower level?
THEY CAN! Accelerated Reader is designed to promote successful reading experiences. However, if your child finds books that are slightly below or above their level and they want to read the book and test on it, they can. If the find the book too difficult they learn from that and try to find good fit books they are interested in reading.
Can my child take quizzes on ebooks, books we own, or books we check out from other libraries?
Yes, but the quizzes will need to be taken at Central Cass. It is possible the book your child has selected does not have an A.R. test. If this happens, have your child talk with his/her teacher about an alternative activity such as a book talk.
You will need a username and password to access the quiz list, which is sorted by level, author, and title. Some titles are similar, so be sure to check that the authors match, as well.
How can I help?
Encourage your child to read! It is as simple as that, we want children reading.