Teacher & program developer, Judith Paul combined elements of a book list, a reading point/motivational system, and a brief test to ensure reader’s comprehension.
Ultimate goal is to encourage higher quality reading and to instill a love of books.
Program is currently being used across the country and is endorsed by many educational organizations.
Successfully used at SWE for the past 23 years!
Students 1st – 5th grades participate by meeting their required goal per grading period in order to receive an “A” (quiz grade equivalent) in reading.
Students may also earn a prize each time they score 100% on an AR test that is in their reading range.
Students will participate in a special AR Party/Incentive in the library at the end of each nine weeks if they meet their AR Goal.
Students select books based on their independent reading level determined by the AR STAR test which is given 4 times a year.
Once an AR test has been completed, it cannot be retaken. All AR records follow students until graduation from high school.
To check the AR list, go to . Simply type in your book to see if there is a test available or reading levels and points of books!
Renaissance Home Connect
You may now view your child's AR record from any device with an Internet connection.
Accelerated Reader 2019-2020
Nine Weeks Deadlines:
1st Nine Weeks: Friday, October 4, 2019
2nd Nine Weeks: Friday, December 13, 2019
3rd Nine Weeks: Friday, March 6, 2020
4th Nine Weeks: Friday, May 8, 2020
Please check your child’s black library folder to see their independent AR Goal for each nine weeks.
Students will be invited to a special AR Party each nine weeks for meeting their goal!!!
In addition to the AR Parties, students may earn the following
prizes throughout the year:
Students may enter their name for every 100% they earn weekly. Make a 100%
on 3 tests in one week and enter your name 3 times!!! At the end of each month,
6 names from each grade will be selected to have Literature & Lunch in the
AR Doubles Club
Students who double their nine week’s goal will receive a certificate, their name
on the Doubles Bulletin Board and a special Doubles Treat in the library!
Special prizes/party for those students who double their goals ALL 4 nine
weeks will be awarded at the end of the year!
At the end of the 2019/2020 school year, the student with the most points &
highest average in each grade (1ST – 5TH) will receive a special AR Trophy!