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 21 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 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 by using this link .  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. 


To log in to Renaissance Home Connect


User name and password is the same as when your student logs into AR at school.

If you would like to receive emails showing your student's AR test results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions.  To be sure these emails reach your inbox, add to your address book.


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