AR is an online program we use to monitor students independent reading. It is an online program, the students read books and take quizzes on their books to determine comprehension. Your child’s AR goal is specific to their reading level. The students receive silent reading time daily in class and are expected to read nightly to achieve their goals. Your student will receive this information within the first two weeks of school.
Point Goal: Every student has a point goal they are trying to achieve each nine weeks. This is based on your child’s individual reading level, as well as time spent reading at home and at school. An easy way to stay on top of this is to divide your child’s goal by 9 weeks, this gives you an idea of how many points they should be getting each week. Typically a picture book is worth .5 points. Chapter books have different point values depending on their length and complexity. It is also everyone’s goal to have at least 85% correct on their test. This means they have comprehended the book.
Non-Fiction reading - Our expectations are that students will read at least one non-fiction book a week. The students are required to check out at least one non-fiction book from the library each week and can use this book. Students are encouraged to go to the library and exchange their books before school if they finish a book early.
Certification - Your child is also working on a certification, this is also based on their past progress and their STAR reading score. It is our goal that every student will receive a certification during the first nine weeks. In order for books to count towards a student's certification they must be the correct difficulty and point value. Please refer to the chart at the bottom of this page for more information.
The goal of AR is to increase your child’s reading ability. Reading is like any other skill, the more you practice it the better you become.
AR Link: https://hosted297.renlearn.com/93973/
Honors Certification – Books chosen by librarian, 100 points
Classic Certification – 3 books, light green dot or higher, 6.0 grade level or higher, worth at least 7 points each
Star Certification– 3 books, blue dot or higher, 4.1 grade level or higher, worth at least 4 points each
Advanced Certification – 3 books, aqua dot or higher, 3.1 grade level or higher, worth at least 2 points each
Super Certification – 3 books, green dot or higher, 2.1 grade level or higher, worth at least 1 point each
Rising Certification – 3 books, purple dot or higher, 1.6 grade level or higher, 10 points total
Independent Certification – 3 books, purple dot or higher, 1.2 grade level or higher, 10 points total
Ready Certification – 5 points total