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Slocomb Elementary Slocomb, AL
Accelerated Reader Information
Posted On:
Monday, September 08, 2014
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ACCELERATED READER

 

 Dear Parents,

 

As you may be aware, Slocomb Elementary School uses the computerized reading management software program, Accelerated Reader (AR).  AR

strives to improve reading comprehension while motivating students to read.

 

Students may check out AR books from the library, and teachers keep an assortment of AR books in their classrooms.  After reading the book, the student then takes a computer AR test on the book.  The student accumulates points based on the book’s level and the number of questions answered correctly.

 

Students must maintain an overall average of 85% correct for their quizzes.  Points alone do not earn rewards.

 

The following pages provide valuable information for you about the AR program, what your child needs to achieve, and the many incentives for students who reach their goals.  We want AR and reading to be fun and exciting for the students, but we also want to challenge them to reach their full potential

 

Students’ AR username and AR password

 

Student’s username:      K-3 – Firstname Lastname (First name – one space – Last name)

                                             4-5 – firstnamelastname   (firstnamelastname – no spaces)

Student’s password:     lunch number

 

 

Renaissance (Accelerated Reader) Home Connect

 

Renaissance Home Connect is a tool that connects the school and home to keep parents informed of their child’s progress toward Accelerated Reader.

 

You can view your child’s daily progress in Accelerated Reading at any time simply by accessing Home Connect from any computer with Internet access. Parents and guardians can share the joy of learning with their children by seeing how they’re doing and helping them locate new books. Listed below are the student features of Home Connect:

 

• View goals, results of the last quiz taken, and overall progress

• Find books that have Accelerated Reader quizzes

• View My Bookshelf which shows the books on which quizzes have been taken

 

You may specify email addresses of parents, guardians, or relatives to receive updates of student progress via email. The recipient must accept the invitation for the notifications to begin. Emails will be sent automatically by the program and will contain results of any Accelerated Reader quizzes your child completes.

 

To log in to Home Connect:

Web site: http://Hosted106.renlearn.com/1218960/HomeConnect

 

You can access Home Connect by clicking on the link located on our school’s website at http://slocombes.genevacountyschools.com/ .   If you have questions about Home Connect, please send an email to newtona@genevacoboe.org.

 

Student’s Reading / Book Level

 

Each student should begin to read and test on books that are within his/her ZPD Range (reading level from STAR Test) or level given by his/her teacher and/or books that on his/her grade level.

 

All students should know their Reading Range.  Teachers will inform students of their reading range and will guide students in choosing books on which to read and test.

 

Any AR tests taken that are below the student’s ZPD Range or grade level will not count toward the student’s AR average or points’ goal.

Misuse of AR Computer Program

There have been times when students attempt to take an Accelerated Reader test prior to, OR without reading a book.  This is misuse of the reading program and does not benefit the student’s average or the school-wide average.  Therefore, any student who is not showing conscious effort in reading and testing, and fails AR quizzes on a repeated basis (EX:  5 or more during a nine weeks) may be blocked from taking quizzes for a period of time. 

 

 

Cheating and AR

Any students found to be cheating on AR quizzes, or aiding others with cheating on AR quizzes will be excluded from Accelerated Reader rewards.  All suspected incidences of cheating will be examined thoroughly and referred to the principal.

AR Grade Level Goals

 

Students who meet their points and average percent correct (85%) goals will be eligible to participate in the AR parties each nine weeks.

 

1st

Nine Weeks

2nd

Nine Weeks

3rd

Nine Weeks

4th

Nine Weeks

 

Yearly

 

Kindergarten

 

--n/a--

 

 

Kindergarten students will not be working toward AR goals.  They will begin learning how to take AR tests the 3rd and 4th nine weeks.

 

 

1st Grade

5

10

12

12

34

2nd Grade

12

15

15

15

57

3rd Grade

18

18

18

18

72

4th Grade

21

21

21

21

84

5th Grade

24

24

24

24

96

 

SCHEDULE

Aug. 12 –

Oct. 3

Oct. 7-

Dec. 19

Jan. 5

Mar. 13

Mar. 16--

May 8

 

 

There will be incentives and rewards for students who meet their points and percentage goals. 

 

“Redtop Ready Readers”

Students’ names will be displayed in the front hallway as they reach specific school-wide points goals and maintain an overall average of 85%.

 

Special Recognition

Students’ names will be in the “Smoke Signals” newsletter, on the school website, and in the Hartford News Herald each nine weeks.

 

(It is possible that SPECIFIC EVENTS could CHANGE due to scheduling, availability, etc.)

1st Nine Weeks

TBA

2nd Nine Weeks

TBA

3rd Nine Weeks

TBA

4th Nine Weeks

TBA

Certification Goal

Students will receive special recognition and a reading medallion

during Awards Day at the end of the school year.

AR Reader Certification Level Goals

 

 

 

Super Reader

 

Read independently and pass 3 AR books,

2.0 level or higher, 1 point or more each,

AND meet the 1st grade Yearly goal of

34 total points with 85% or above overall average.

 

 

1st Grade

 

 

 

Advanced Reader

 

Read independently and pass 3 AR books,

3.0 level or higher, 2 points or more each,

AND meet the 2nd grade Yearly goal of

57 total points with 85% or above overall average.

 

 

2nd Grade

 

 

 

Star Reader

 

Read independently and pass 3 AR books,

4.0 level or higher, 4 points or more each,

AND meet the 3rd grade Yearly goal of

72 total points with 85% or above overall average.

 

 

3rd Grade

 

 

 

All-Star Reader Advanced

 

Read independently and pass 3 AR books,

5.0 level or higher, 5 points or more each,

AND meet the 4th grade Yearly goal of

84 total points with 85% or above overall average.

 

 

4th Grade

 

 

Champion Reader

 

Read independently and pass 3 AR books,

6.0 level or higher, 7 points or more each,

AND meet the 5th grade Yearly goal of

96 total points with 85% or above overall average.

 

 

5th Grade

Students must read these books independently.

% requirement for test to count:       

- 60% on 5-10 questions quizzes

                                                                                    - 70% on 20 question quizzes

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