AR Crash Course PowerPoint (not available)
Does my book have an AR Quiz?
You can find out by going to this search tool: AR Book Search Tool
How do I find Recorded Voice Quizzes (or other types of quizzes)?
Log in>Go to the Accelerated Reader section in the middle of the Home page>Manage Quizzes>Reading Practice>In the search box click on More Criteria and choose the option to Show only Recorded Voice Quizzes and do a search.
I have quite a few AR Questions and need help?
If you are a teacher you can log in and find "Live Chat" in the upper
right hand corner. They are there to help right away after filling in your name.
You can also hit "Help" in the right hand corner as a search tool to guide you to many places on the AR website. There are many, many PDF files to access once you get there. Also, you can download the AR Searches PDF File as well as the AR: Facts and Figures PDF files at the top of this web page to find lots of instructions and numbers used to qualify students as making gains.
How can I Log In?
A user name and password can be given to you by a computer prep teacher. If you are a teacher you will then be prompted to change your user name to something only you know.
My student logs in and AR won't allow the quiz to be taken. Why?
Your student may have already taken the quiz OR AR is telling you that the student did not finish a quiz that was started earlier. From the student log in page Go>Home>View Quizzes Taken and you will be able to see if a quiz has been taken or not. Go>Home>Take a Quiz to finish one that needs to be taken. Talk to a computer prep teacher for the monitor password that allows a student to by-pass taking a quiz.
2. Students should be given a Star Test (Test Instructions) as soon as enrollment is stabilized and names have been entered into the AR data base at the beginning of the year. This way you can determine their ZDP ranges (independent reading range) and much more from a Star Diagnostic Report that is generated after this test (see Check List 1 above for printing instructions). This gives a teacher important information on optimizing student reading growth. ATOS 2000 is the book leveling system AR uses. It is similar to Lexile leveling. Use this Book Level Conversion Chart to help you sort through ATOS 2000, Lexile, and, Guided Reading levels. Keep in mind that ATOS 2000 book leveling takes into account 4 characteristics a book while Lexile takes into account 2 characteristics of a book.
3. Have students log on to Accelerated Reader to take a quiz during center or computer rotation time. After taking their AR quiz students can log on to Orchard Now Online Assessments. Each student can be given a Password Organizer Chart a with all their passwords to keep in their assignment books or desk. Teachers can make a master copy of each chart and save them inside a binder or folder.
4. Designate which software students should be using by labeling your computers with instructions to take AR quizzes first and then to immediately log in to LearningUpgrade. This helps students understand the priority and importance placed on both software programs.
5. Student can use an AR Student Reading Log to record their AR books, points levels, etc from the AR Home Page>View Quizzes Taken. Do not allow students to take a quiz until the teacher has looked at the log. Have students take the Vocabulary Quiz for a personal Words Learned Report.