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Accelerated Reader

What is Accelerated Reader?

AR is a computer program that helps teacher manage and monitor children's independent reading practice. Students pick books at their own level and read at their own pace. When finished, students take a short quiz on the computer. Passing the quiz is an indication that the child understood what was read. AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher uses to help students set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.

Teachers can help your child to choose books at an appropriate level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that your child can pass the quiz and experience success. If you child does not do well on the quiz, the teacher or parent may help him:

*Choose another book that is more appropriate

*Ask more questions as your child reads and before he takes the quiz

What is Home Connect?

Parents are able to receive email notification of AR tests your child takes and view student's progress toward their reading goals, including books read, grade level of books and comprehension percent. To sign up please click on lint and follow the directions. If you have any questions please feel free to call or email Mrs. Kelly in the library.

User name: cnusd student number ( ex: cnusd123456)

Password: Uppercase first initial lowercase last initial birthdate

(ex: for John Smith 07/09/2004 it would be Js792004)

Once logged into Home Connect:

Click Email Setup to sign up to receive emails showing your student&'s quiz or test results (found on top right corner of screen) You&'ll receive an email right away, ACCEPT THE INVITATION to complete the process.

What is AR Book Find?

At our Todd library we do have access to all AR quizzes, over 116,000 tests in all. If there is a book that you have from home, one that you found at the public library, book fair or bookstore, you can find out the level of a certain book by logging into this site. You can also read a summary about the book if you have been looking at the AR book list.

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