Accelerated Reading ..... a wonderful program!
I teach in a school district using Accelerated Reader. It’s wonderful! I’ll explain a bit about how we use at our school, and other forms that can be used. Accelerated Reader is an excellent program that helps raise the reading levels of students over a year. In this program, students must read assigned amount of time each day. Before students begin the program must be tested to determine their reading levels. This program is called STAR. Each student will be assigned a target level of about nine weeks (or at any interval set by the school district) that he or she should be able to achieve. One of the book also level objectives should be set according to the average student’s reading range.During AR, students choose and read books that are reading level. After a student has finished reading a book, he or she will have an AR test on the computer, it will ask comprehension about the book. Each book has a point value. After taking an exam, students will receive points that correspond to the percentage of correct answers on the test. For example, if a student answers correctly 80% of the comprehension questions in a book that is worth four points, the student will receive 3.2 points. Then at the end of the qualifying period, all points are compiled.There three components that can be used to determine the final AR grade each nine weeks. This grade may have many different ways. The breakdown is as follows: • Percentage of points scored Meta • Percent Average Received on comprehension tests Reserve • Percent Level Goal AchievedThis program can also be used simply as an incentive for prizes or other rewards. Within the program in several different ways and prints to explain how to use effectively to meet the needs of students within a school. AR is a great reading program! Children can read at their own level, and may select books of interest to them. Parents should not be forced to buy these books. Students should be allowed to use the library to borrow books, as needed, and the library should have many of these books in hand. Parents should encourage their children to read during the scheduled time AR and in his spare time to well.In to operate this program, schools must purchase proof to go along with the books. These tests are downloaded to a computer server or equipment to be used within the school. Each student has a username and password for the program. This helps to reduce fraud in the program itself. Students Believe it or not, I have been cheating on this program before. If each student has a different password, the only way another student can be tested with a different name is to have the specific password. It has all the responsibility. For more information on this program, you can visit http://www.renlearn.com/ar/. Many comments on the program have been made. You can visit http://www.trelease-on-reading.com/whatsnu_ar.html for more information on program benefits. There are other items offered by this same company. Http://www.renlearn.com/ visit to learn more!