Parent Resources– Accelerated Reading Program
Ar Book FInder
Renaissance Home Connect
The Accelerated Reader program is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension. Students select books on their reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level. Students get a percentage of these points based on how many of the test questions they get correct. The program tracks their progress over the course of the school year.
Two features that can be helpful to parents are the “AR BookFinder” and “Renaissnace Home Connect” sites. AR Book Finder can help you identify the reading level of a particular book your child is reading. The Renaissance Home Connect feature allows you to log on and see your child’s progress on assessments within the AR program. A sheet containing your username and password will be sent home in your child’s take-home folder. Please keep this log in information for use with the Renaissance Home Connect program.
Students will receive rewards for meeting book goals in the classroom!