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Accelerated Reader


  • 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         


Required Goals:

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:


  100% Prizes

   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!


  AR Trophy

   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!


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