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Mrs. Orin
Media Specialist


Rainbow Readers and Accelerated Reader
Take an AR Test

  • Independent readers participate in the Accelerated Reader / Rainbow Readers Programs
  • Accelerated Reader is a computer-based assessment technology used to enhance reading skills.  AR Reading Practice quizzes assess students comprehension of books they have read.
  • Classroom teachers establish each child's reading range and quarterly goals based on the STAR reading assessment.  The Zone for Proximal Development (or ZPD) provides a reading range that research has shown produces the maximum progress in reading
  • Most books in the Media Center with AR quizzes have been identified with round, color-coded labels on the spine of the book indicating the reading level (the color-code keys are displayed throughout the media center).
  • Inside the front cover, another label indicates the Book Level (BL), Point Value (Pts) and Quiz Number.

How to Take an AR Test

  • After reading the book, students log on to any computer at school to take an AR quiz.

  • Username is the 7-digit student ID # and Password is the student's two initials

  • Students click "TAKE A QUIZ"and enter the first few words of the title- Immediately a drop down screen will appear with all the books beginning with the same words, or enter quiz number.

  • Students may not open the book during a quiz.

    Upon completion of the quiz, students are given immediate feedback with the results and the opportunity to see what questions they got wrong. Students should be encouraged to look at questions they got wrong.

Home Connect

  • Parents will immediately receive an email of their child's quiz results if they sign up for Home Connect.

  • Click here to access Renaissance Place Website

  • Enter student's ID and password (their initials).

  • At the top right of the page, click on e-mail set up and fill in information.

  • Clicking on "My Bookshelf" displays all quizzes taken. Clicking on the picture of a book will reveal the student's AR quiz score and other pertinent information.

Resources

Reading and Language Arts Websites

Ticket To Read

Reading Plus
Starfall

Take an AR Test
Brain Pop

Destiny
Storyline Online

AR Book Finder
Virtual Library