Students in grades 1-5 participate in our Accelerated Reader program. Within the first few weeks of school your child will take an online STAR Reading test. This test will help determine your child's current reading level and expected growth throughout the year.
Once this reading range (or comfort zone) is established, a personal reading goal will be set for each student. A book should be read thoroughly before testing on it. Ideally a student should test on a book within a few days of completing it so that story details are not forgotten. This is important because once a student takes an AR quiz, it cannot be retaken. Students will be allowed to test on books in the computer lab, library, and classroom if time allows ( and with teacher permission). AR tests can only be taken while at school.
If students are reading at home and utilizing free reading time at school, AR goals can easily be met. New point goals are set monthly. When a monthly goal is met, a "brag tag" is awarded. At the end of the school year a student from each classroom is awarded a Star Reader certificate for most points achieved.
The books in the CSPC school library are labeled by color according to reading level. The higher the level, the more points the book is worth. You can see if any book you currently own or have borrowed from the public library is an AR book at www.arbookfind.com. The Accelerated Reader program provides quizzes for over 170,000 titles.
Parents, encourage your children to read! Ask your child to tell you about the books they're reading. Recounting story details will help them on AR quizzes. Parents may also login to AR Home Connect to check their student's progress. Login information is sent home at the beginning of the year or is provided upon request. Email [email protected] for more information. Happy reading!